Saturday, 27 January 2018
Fear or faith .( Exodus 14 )
Have you ever felt that you must do something ,and yet there was nothing you could do.In chap 14 of Exodus we read that Israel were fleeing from an army,that was seeking to capture them, and make them once again their slaves. Now they where directed by God to a place from which there was no escape,all they could see was the army,and they where very afraid.They felt that all they could do was surrender, and go meekly back to be slaves in Egypt, extreme fear took over,and faith was non existent. Out that fear ,they turned on Moses, blaming him for taking them out of Egypt, and saying the unthinkable, ''Let us alone, let us serve the Egyptians.'' ( EX 14 v 12 ) . After all, what could they do , against the feared chariots,and troops,the game was up, but it was no game,it was all to realistic, and threatening.They did not want to die a horrible physical death,but that was what awaited a great many of them. Then they heard that madman Moses talking,telling them,'' to stand firm ,and God would delivering them'',and Moses goes on speaking ,here is what he said, ''You will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.The Egyptians you see today ,you will never see them again . The Lord will fight for you,you need only to be still''.Now the question what did they choose, fear or faith?, what about you?