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DANGEROUS COMPROMISES

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Sermon shared by Kenneth Trent

January 1999
Summary: The compromises Pharaoh submitted to Moses are basically the same type of compromises that Satan submits to God’s people today.
Tags: Moses (add tag)
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
DANGEROUS COMPROMISES
“And do not give the devil an opportunity.” Ephesians 4:27 NASB

The compromises Pharaoh submitted to Moses are basically the same compromises that the devil submits to God’s people today. Satan realizes that if he can get the children of God to compromise what God has commanded them to do, ultimately he will gain an advantage and defeat them. Having received the Lord’s command, we must not alter the course one iota. Notice:


I. THE FIRST COMPROMISE PUT FORTH BY PHARAOH:
“And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, “Go ye sacrifice to your God within the land.’ Exodus 8:25

MOSES’ RESPONSE:
“But Moses said, ‘It is not right to do so… We must go a three day’s journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God as He commands us.” Exodus 8:26a – 27


II. THE SECOND COMPROMISE PUT FORTH BY PHARAOH:
“ And Pharaoh said, ’I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the Lord you God in the wilderness: only you shall not go very far away.” Exodus 8:28

MOSES’ RESPONSE:
“Indeed I am going out from you…But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.” Exodus 8:29.


III. THE THIRD COMPROMISE PUT FORTH BY PHARAOH:
“So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve the Lord your God! Who are the ones that are going?” Exodus 10:8. “Not so! Go now, you who are men, and serve the Lord…” Exodus 10:11

MOSES’ RESPONSE:
“We shall go with our young and our old: with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will go, for we must hold a feast to the Lord.” Exodus 10:9


IV. THE FOURTH COMPROMISE PUT FORTH BY PHARAOH:
“Then Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, “Go, serve the Lord” only let your flocks and herds remain. Even your little ones may go with you.” Exodus 10:24

MOSES’ RESPONSE
“But Moses said, ‘You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. Therefore, our livestock, too, will go with us; not a hoof will be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the Lord our God.” Exodus 10: 25-26


V. THE VICTORY THAT COMES WHEN WE REFUSE TO COMPROMISE:
“Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people; and go, worship the Lord, as you have said. Take your flocks and your herds, and go.” Exodus 12: 31-32

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