[The Glory Unveiled]
[Urged on] by faith the people crossed the Red Sea as [though] on dry land, but when the Egyptians tried to do the same thing they were swallowed up [by the sea]. [ Hebrews 11:29]
Reading this account in the old Testament book of Exodus, the whole story seem like a fictional tale. And even when one tries to imagine it as a nonfiction, it still seem irreconcilable to reality. For instance, it seem that the crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites was just automatic without any efforts from them. It seem that they just walked through on dry land. But then reading from this verse of Scripture, one will discover that if it were just so automatic, the Egyptian army should have walked through the red sea as well [ just like their Israeli target ] without any crisis or whatsoever. The only significant difference between any two persons or group of people is mostly their faith in God or otherwise. Faith discriminates. Faith always shows the disparity between the person with it and the person without it. In Hebrews 11:6, the Bible says without faith, it is impossible to please God. The Egyptians who pursued the Israelites and anyone without faith, carry out their enterprises by their strength. And as the Scripture further says that the arm of man will always fail us, when we move on to execute any plan like crossing a seemingly impossible huddle, we need faith else our frantic efforts will just be fruitless. A word of caution, be careful what you try to imitate from other people especially when it has dire consequences without the requisite faith, knowledge or skills. Faith will always discriminate between what is genuinely sponsored by God and what is by our strength.
Prayer_Bead: Thank you Father for the Spirit of faith given to me from the hearing of the word of God. I pray that you teach me to walk in the practicality of my faith.
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