Exodus 14-15, Matthew 17

Exodus 14:11
11 Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?

It is incredible to me at how quickly we can forget all that God has done for us. The least little interruption in the way we think things should be done can send us into a tailspin (although I will admit that an Egyptian army chasing you in chariots is no small thing). It is important that we always consider those things that God has done in our lives lest we become distracted by uncomfortable circumstances.

Exodus 14:14
14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

I love that the Lord fights for me!

Exodus 14:22
22 So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

You would think that this would be a miracle they would never forget. Such that they would never mistrust God again.

Exodus 15:11
11 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?

There is no one as great and wonderful and glorious as our God…no one!

Exodus 15:24
24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

As I read this, I realize how easy it is for me to complain about things, even right after I have been blessed of the Lord. As I find myself a bit disgusted by their complaints, I am stirred to make sure that I don’t slip into complaining. It only leads us down a bad path.

Matthew 17:5
5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”

Imagine talking with someone and being interrupted by God!

Matthew 17:20
20 So Jesus said to them, “ Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

This has always been a difficult verse to grasp. I believe I have a lot of faith, but when I read this I feel like a lightweight in the faith area. Lord I do believe, please help my unbelief.


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