The New Dance Fever!

Exo. 3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And He said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
How many of you remember the days of the “Sock Hop”? For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, it was a dance that was sponsored by the faculty at a given high school. For some of us, this was a very challenging time since we were trying to learn how to deal with the opposite sex. Not wanting our so-called friends to label us a “sissy” or a “tease”, we got involved with “games” that were not wholesome.
This was a time when we deviated from the values that was instilled into us from our parents, or guardians, whose job was to guide us safely into adulthood. Somehow, we saw those values as irrelevant, and started down that Yellow Brick Road, in an effort to “fit in”. At the time, we would not have received the notion that true happiness is independent of ill-advised activities, so we continued in our “mess” oblivious to any ramification. Praise God that He kept us through these times when we struggled with our insecurities!
We find an insecure Moses in the KEY SCRIPTURE, who was admonished to “…put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground (Exo. 3:5).” This command is analogous to becoming a “…new creature; old things are passed away (II Cor. 5:17).” Paul informs us in I Cor. 15:31, “…I die daily”, indicating that our consecration is a continuing process, which is required so that we can attain a higher state of blessedness. By fulfilling our purpose for which we were created (praising His “glory and honor and powerRev. 4:11”), God blesses us to be “…fruitful and multiply(ied) (Gen. 1:28)!” Evidently, God wants us blessed so that we become more mature in our worship of Him, and so that we are a blessing to others!
When you are blessed, you can help a brother out of his mess. When you are blessed, you can tell a sister how to righteously handle stress. In other words, when you are blessed, you become an example who empower others to achieve their best. God wants us to be Kingdom-minded, which means we have to eschew (abstain from) attitudes, behaviors, and character-flaws which don’t effectively portray His Spirit of “…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness (or grace, which saves us from our enemies within and without – Psa. 23:5-6; Eph. 2:8), faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23)!”
To encourage His servant, God informs him of what to expect “when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt (KEY SCRIPTURE).” Note what Jesus said in Mat. 10:40, “he that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.” God expects us to carry out our assignments confidently, and not to try to dance our way out of them. Our obedience, judgment, preferences, and outlook should reflect the Son, whose unmitigated (complete) faith in the Father shone while on the cross!

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