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Summary: In our walk in faith do we really stand up for what is right? Do you feel a little bit of obedience and a little of the world is okay for a Christian? Do you follow the worldly culture and customs and in turn compromises on the values and principles of th

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Never Compromise

Introduction: We all have been chosen, called, and separated by God for true worship. In our walk in faith do we really stand up for what is right? Do you feel a little bit of obedience and a little of the world is okay for a Christian? Do you follow the worldly culture and customs and in turn compromises on the values and principles of the Word of God?

Subject: Never Compromise

Series: Exodus

Scripture: Exodus 4:18:-26

This morning we are going to see the consequences of leading a compromised Christian life, we are also going to see some examples on how we compromise our faith.

Brief Background:

• Moses had the burning bush experience.

• God told Moses to go to Egypt and deliver his people out of bondage.

See what Moses does: Exodus 4:18-23 18 Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, "Let me go back to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive." Jethro said, "Go, and I wish you well."

19 Now the LORD had said to Moses in Midian, "Go back to Egypt, for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead." 20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand. 21 The LORD said to Moses, "When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I told you, "Let my son go, so he may worship me." But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.' "

• Moses got the call to go back to Egypt.

• He left his cattle business.

• He left his father-in-law’s house.

• He left to Egypt with family for ministry.

This shows great obedience on Moses’ part.

See what happens: Exodus 4:24 24 At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met {Moses} and was about to kill him.

• Moses just days back met God in the burning bush.

• God made him perform many wonders as a proof.

• Now Moses is very obedient in going to Egypt.

• Moreover just the previous verse God spoke to Moses very clearly.

• Moses is confident of doing a great ministry in Egypt.

Now the same God is trying to kill Moses.

Why would God want to kill a man whom He called and who is keeping the steps of obedience? Why would we face obstacles, problems, and sickness in our lives even if we are obeying God wholeheartedly? After getting baptized, coming to church regularly why and I still facing problems?

To understand this we will have to see the next verse. Exodus 4:25-26 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched {Moses'} feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said. 26 So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.)

According to the Bible Moses had 2 sons; Gershom and Eliezer. Exodus 18:3-4 3 One son was named Gershom, for Moses said, "I have become an alien in a foreign land"; 4 and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, "My father's God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh."

Why did his wife circumcise his son now on the way? How many sons did Moses have? Two, then why would Zipporah circumcise only one son now?

When we study the Bible the first son was born immediately after marriage and Moses named him Gershom meaning ‘I have become an alien in a foreign land.’ Now, Moses was fresh with the law of the Lord coming from Egypt. According to the law every Hebrew child had to be circumcised on the 8th day. This was the law given to Abraham.

Genesis 17:10-14 10 This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you. 12 For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner—those who are not your offspring. 13 Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant. 14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."

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