DAILY WORD 8/24/20
29. It was by faith that the people of Israel went right through the Red Sea as though they were on dry ground. But when the Egyptians tried to follow, they were all drowned.
Hebrews 11:29 NLT
Today’s passage concludes the Profile on Faith that the author of Hebrews penned on Moses, an undeniable Giant of Faith, though there is much more to explore that is encompassed within his story.
Imagine the Faith required to face Pharoah, the most powerful king of the time period, and tell him that God Demands he let His people go and then unleashing the most devastating plagues the world has ever seen to facilitate their Exodus.
He covered his birth, his time in Pharaoh’s palace, his decision to suffer with his people when he definitely didn’t have to, his decision to flee Egypt and discover God’s Will for his life, and his institution of the Passover, saving the lives of all of the Children of Isreal who heeded his warning.
The final act that the author covers is the crossing of the Red Sea, one of the things Moses is best known for in both Christian and secular circles.
Imagine the Faith required to face Pharoah, the most powerful king of the time period, and tell him that God Demanded that he let His people go, and then, when he refused, unleashing the most devastating plagues upon Egypt that the world had ever seen to facilitate their Exodus.
The king finally let the people go only after God sent the Angel of Death to claim the lives of every firstborn male in the kingdom, man and beast that was not covered by the Passover Blood God had instructed Moses to place over the homes of His children. But Moses’s Trial in Faith concerning Pharoah was not over yet.
In true fashion, Pharoah was defiant to the end. After he had let the Children of Promise go and they were well on their way, he pursued them and had them trapped between his advancing army and the impassable shores of the Red Sea. Hundreds of thousands of lives were at stake if not more and they had nowhere left to turn.
Can you imagine how Moses had to have felt? God had taken him from a decent life in the desert to a difficult one confronting a man of vast power only to send him into a situation that there was no way he could get himself out of. He had sent him to take his people out of a terrible situation in Egypt only to place them in an even worse position.
In situations like this, it is imperative that we hold strong to our Faith. There will always come times in our walk with God that we are faced with things we cannot see a way out of. But in those cases what do you do? Curl up in a ball and accept failure and death, or Trust that God is Capable of Seeing you Through like He said He would?
Moses saw the army approaching, he heard the Israelite’s cries of fear and complaint. I’m sure he felt their terror and shared it to a great extent himself but he held strong to his Faith in God nonetheless.
God told Moses to stretch his rod over the water and miraculously, it receded so that the people could pass over to the other side safely. But when Pharoah followed them, the water destroyed his army and the very real threat they presented.
They went from an impossible situation to Salvation in a matter of seconds. This is the Power of Faith! God will not Lead you to a wall without a way over it. He will not Take you through the fire without a way to survive it.
Things may not always be comfortable when you Follow God’s Plan but He did not Promise comfort, He Promised Salvation! In order to Save you, you must first be in a place of danger or discomfort.
This is the reality of Following God but do not fear. He has Never Failed and He Never Will. If God has sent you into danger have Faith that He will Do what it takes to get you out if it safely.
Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride because He never said it was going to be smooth. There are going to be obstacles along the way but what would a journey be without a few points of interest along the way?
Hold on to God and allow Him to Prove Himself to you and as you exercise your Faith, watch as He Makes a Way for you just like He did for Moses.
Have a Marvelous Monday, FB, and Stay Safe out there!