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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
Moses knew what the Lord wanted: for the entire people of Israel to come up out of the land of Egypt – young and old, sons and daughters, flocks and herds (Ex 10:9). Pharaoh kept trying to chip away at the fullness of the Lord’s promise. First he offered to let Moses go worship God with just the men (v 10), and then without the flocks and herds (v 24). We are supposed to hold out for the full manifestation of God’s promise. Satan (our adversary) would have us accept something less than our birthright. We make small concessions frequently in subtle ways, convincing ourselves that even though we’re not getting the FULL promise, we’re still getting our hands on MOST of it. God is telling us that most is not good enough. Don’t accept compromise, and don’t settle for less. Don’t settle for what the enemy is willing to concede. Make the commitment to expect everything God has promised He is willing to give!
“Father, help me to hold out for the fullness of Your promise! I don’t want to give in before I experience everything You have for me. Give me strength in Jesus’ Mighty Name!”