Re: Verse reading–Exodus 14:1-4, 10-31; 15:1-2, 20-21 (day three)

“Why are you crying out to me?”  Throughout the Bible, we read that God leads men to become the kind of people who do what God would do if God were the one living their lives.  God will do many things for us, but there are things he will most certainly not do for us.  If they are to get done, we must do them.  We see this kind of leadership in the life of Jesus: “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”; “When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers”; “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing.”  The Lord is our redeemer, not our enabler.  He intends that our obedience grow us up, not perpetuate our inabilities.  This is hard, but it is possible: Be doers, not hearers only.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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