Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.”

9 Moses answered, “We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the Lord.”

10 Pharaoh said, “The Lord be with you—if I let you go, along with your women and children! Clearly you are bent on evil.11 No! Have only the men go and worship the Lord, since that’s what you have been asking for.” Then Moses and Aaron were driven out of Pharaoh’s presence.

It strikes me that there is something of Pharaoh in many of us. We know what God wants, but we try to strike a bargain; we want to negotiate easier terms. We’ll agree to what God asks, but with our own conditions attached. We’ll water things down. In short, we will attempt to compromise. We want to salve our consciences and say we have done what God asked. But have we?

If Jesus is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all, and He calls for our unconditional surrender.

Are we prepared to go all the way with God?

G. Campbell Morgan said: “There are hours when the Church must say NO to those who should ask communion with her, in the doing of her work, upon the basis of compromise.”

This verse is very much on my mind at the moment:

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:3.

Let’s determine not to be among their ranks. May we be those who hold on to the unadulterated truth.

PRAYER: Lord, keep your church true to truth.