Keep Your Mouth Shut
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Moses spoke to the people: “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and watch God do his work of salvation for you today. Take a good look at the Egyptians today for you’re never going to see them again. God will fight the battle for you. And you? You keep your mouths shut!”
— Exodus 14:13-14 (MSG)
When you face the impossible, do you start talkin’ smack and say, “Game on!”? Or do you get out fast? Learning how to stand firm in faith requires effort because we’re on a mission. The Israelites and Egyptians were in the midst of an impossible mission. The score was Egypt four hundred, Israel zero. Before Israel was about to score its first major points, the Egyptians upped their game and rolled out with chariots.
“Oh crap!” the Israelites probably said. They were freaked out. After living comfortably in Egypt as slaves (well, not quite comfortably), they were forced out into the open. “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? . . . It would have been better for ...
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