Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
(Exodus 14:15 (NIV))
God spoke these words to Moses when the Egyptians were pursuing them and had them cornered at the sea. To the Israelites, it looked like they had two choices – die at the hands of Pharaoh’s army or die in the sea.
God had other plans!
The Israelites were looking at their situation through worldly eyes. Many of them even vocalized their lack of faith.
They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?
(Exodus 14:11 (NIV))
It is human nature to see the worst in a situation. It is hope that allows us to see the best in the very same situations. It is faith that allows us to take action on our hope and have results that astound the world. In this story, the Israelites overcame their worldly viewpoint and literally stepped out in faith and gave us a glimpse into the majesty and power that God has over His creation. Without their faith and this story, we may not realize that God controls His creation.
It took faith! It also took a direct command from God to Moses to get the people moving.
Do you have that type of faith?
Have you heard the Lord say to get moving?
Copyright 1998 – 2020 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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