Tuesday Night Bible Study | Tuesday, June 9, 2020
When we study the Scriptures, we often come across some strange and unique responses from our Lord to those who are struggling with doubt and worry. And one of those unusual responses is found in Exodus 14, where God says to Moses, “Why do you cry out to Me?” We’ll talk more about that event a bit later. But for now, remember the lessons we have learned from John the Baptist’s encounter with the nay-sayers from Jerusalem:
God is sovereign.
And as our Sovereign, He is also our Great Defender.
Therefore, if God is our Great Defender, we don’t have to defend ourselves.
In fact, to defend ourselves is a slap in God’s face and a recognition that we don’t trust Him to do the kind of job defending us that we think we deserve. Thus, we tell Him to stand down, and we’ll take it from here. And for those of us who grew up with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Rambo, not defending ourselves seems wrong on many levels.
Why Do You Cry Out to Me?
Today we’ll draw this truth to a close by looking at the account in Exodus 14 of Moses and his apparent crisis of faith. As a sneak peek, we’ll look at two verses, Exodus 14:14-15. Actually, we’ll focus this study more on the space between these two verses and what is obviously not recorded in Scripture. Moses cries out to God about something, but we don’t know what it is. We can make a good guess, but we don’t know for sure. Here is that account:
“The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.” (Exodus 14:14-15)
Would you think about the implications of God’s word to Moses and what Moses was crying to God about? Would you also resolve yourself, as a faith experiment, to trust God at His Word and see if He doesn’t shine forth like the sun to show Himself faithful?
And pray the Lord will show us how to increase our faith and trust Him with more as we see the day of His return approaching.
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