Devotionals by Ron Moore

Messes

Today's reading: Genesis 16:1-16

Sarai's taking matters into her own hands creates quite a messy situation--for her, for Abram and most certainly for Hagar who didn't really have a say or choice in the matter. But thankfully, God is much bigger than, and in no way limited by, the messes we find ourselves in.

Hagar was placed in a bad situation by Sarai, and not surprisingly, that situation took a turn for the worse after Hagar got pregnant. So to escape from an angry and bitter Saria, Hagar runs away into the open countryside, a dangerous and barren place. She was low emotionally and thought she was on her own, but God was right there by her side, guiding, protecting and providing for her.

What messes have you found yourself in--either by a poor decision you made or a poor choice by someone else? How did God guide, protect and/or provide for you in and through one of those messy situations? What did you learn or notice about God from Genesis 16? Tami

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Ron Moore serves as president and Bible teacher at Back to the Bible. For the past twenty-five years, Ron has served as Sr. Pastor of The Bible Chapel, a multi-site church with 4,000 people meeting throughout the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. Before joining Back to the Bible, Ron's teaching was heard each weekday on a national program called, The Journey. Ron earned a Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary where his doctoral work focused on Marriage Enrichment. He also holds a Master's degree in Education from Texas A&M at Commerce. Ron has written several books including: Journey through the Bible, Journey through the Psalms, Journey through the Gospels and Ignite. Ron and his wife Lori have four children and one grandchild.

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