Exodus 18:8 Areas of Attack

Exodus 18:8 (KJV)
And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

Israel barely got across the Red Sea before temptation after temptation fell upon them. These were the things of living free:

  • The need for food
  • The need for water
  • The need for protection

And then, here, 

  • The need for organized leadership – government.

The trend among Fundamentalist Bible students, I think, has been to accept Jethro’s counsel as wise. I am not so sure. Divided leadership provides for division and divisions spring up among people easily enough on their own.

So I see the first three attacks of Satan after the Red Sea crossing as:

A physical attack 
Food and water

An outward attack
The Amalekites 

An inward attack
Jethro’s worldly counsel

These three seem to be the areas of attacks we face in everyday life. Whether we speak of: 

  • The life of an individual,
  • The life of a family or 
  • The life of a church

Constant vigil must be had against allowing: 

  • Physical necessities to pull us away from God
  • Outside influences to pull us away from God or
  • Ungodly counsel to pull us away from God

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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