STEPPING OUT IN FAITH IS WHAT THE LORD WANTS US TO DO!
“. . .and the feet of the priests who bore the Ark [of the Lord] dipped in the edge of the water. . . . that the waters which came down from upstream stood still . . .” (Joshua 3:15, 16)
COMMENT: Everyone is aware of how God
dried up the Red Sea
so that the Israelites
could get away from the Egyptians
. We see it every year around Easter
when one of the TV networks
puts on ” The Ten Commandments
“. But if I were a gambling man, I would bet that many of us may not be aware of a similar miracle God performed at another body of water. The Israelites were ready to claim the territory God had promised to them; but there was one problem. . .the Jordan River
. And, of course, wandering on dry land in the wilderness for 40 years, they didn’t need nor had any canoes among their possessions. As our Lead Scripture indicates, God instructed the priests to take the Ark of the Lord and walk into the Jordan River which was overflowing at the time. Unlike the miracle at the Red Sea, the priests had to demonstrate their faith while the waters were flowing swiftly. I would suspect that may be the situation that spawned the term “Stepping out in faith”. Oftentimes we come face to face with situations that our senses and our emotions tend to resist what God’s Word tells us or what the Holy Spirit
is prompting us. Let’s be like the Israelite priests and step out in faith regardless of what it seems like.
SCRIPTURE STUDY:Psalm 23:4, Isaiah 54:17 and Romans 8::37
WISE SAYING: CIRCUMSTANCES MERELY PROVIDE US WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVEAL THE EXTENT OF OUR FAITH IN THE PROMISES OF GOD.