[CF Devotionals] 2019-02-10 - Exodus ~ The Quality of Faith

The Fall of the Egyptians
Crossing the Red Sea

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  1. The king gathered his army and off they went hot on the trail of the Hebrews. The presence of God, Christ, made himself visible in some way to the army, throwing it into confusion. Then the lord caused the chariots to drive with great difficulty. The army of Egypt was ready to turn back, but the Pharaoh would not be intimidated, even by God - and so he spurred them on. God came to Moses and told him the time had come: Close up the sea. And so destruction fell on Pharaoh’’s army. It isn’t clear, from the passage, if the Pharaoh was present with the army or back in the city, watching through high-powered binoculars. Whatever the case, Egypt would no longer be a threat to the Hebrews, just as the lord had told Moses and Moses had told the Israelites.

    The result was the death of the army, the demonstration of God’s power, and the awe and fear of the people of Israel. They were saved and they believed “in the Lord and his servant Moses.” Their faith was strengthened by what they had observed, but for us, the quality of faith is often stronger by believing without seeing. “Jesus said to him, 'have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’’” (John 20:29 ESV). One other principle this teaches is, as the people learned to fear the Lord, they believed in Him. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge..” (Proverbs 1:7 ESV). Pray that the Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will give us this wisdom, this fear, awe of the lord. If we do not fear the Lord, then how can we convey the seriousness of a relationship with him to the unbeliever?


    The LORD reigns,

    The LORD reigns

    let the earth rejoice;

    MEN let the many coastlands be glad!

    Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

    Fire goes before him

    His lightnings light up the world;

    the earth sees and trembles.

    The mountains melt like wax

    before the LORD of all the earth.

    The heavens proclaim his righteousness,

    and all the peoples see his glory. Give thanks to his holy name!”

    From The Celebration Hymnal, See his Glory, Word Music,Integrity Music, 1997, #134 (adapted)/ From psalm 97 3

    Exodus study to be continued.

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