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Let's begin by looking at the following scripture:
And the LORD said to Moses, "I will bring yet one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out of here altogether. Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let every man ask from his neighbor and every woman from her neighbor, articles of silver and articles of gold."

And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.

Then Moses said, "Thus says the LORD: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.'"
(Ex. 11:1-5)
Basically, here's what happened: God said to Moses, "I want you to have all the men and all the women go to their neighbors and borrow all the articles of silver and of gold that they have." Because Moses had favor with the people who worked for Pharaoh and the people of Egypt, the people of Israel could go out and get whatever they wanted.

Favor in your life is an important thing. Too many Christians have the idea of "in your face, buddy" and push their Christianity in such a way that they become obnoxious and appear arrogant. Because of this, they shut themselves off from having any influence on the world whatsoever.

Moses had character. Because of his character, his reliability and the honesty of his word, he had favor with the servants of Pharaoh and the people of Egypt. When it came time to tap into that favor to get what God told him to get, they didn't write him off as a loony. So, don't be deceived. The devil would like nothing more than for you to be considered a lunatic.

Yes, we are peculiar. The people of Egypt probably thought Moses was peculiar because of some of the things he did. You may seem peculiar in the eyes of the world, but still have character and favor. Never, never throw away your character. It is one of your best witnessing tools.

Source: Life is in The Blood by Larry Ollison
Excerpt permission granted by Larry Ollison Ministries

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