Re: Verse reading–Exodus 14:1-4, 10-31; 15:1-2, 20-21 (day seven)
“As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked up, and behold the Egyptians were marching after them, and became very frightened.”–14:10.
Where are the eyes of your heart focused at this present moment? On your disappointments or the Lord? Faith is more than a spiritual technique, but God’s wisdom calls for His people to place our eyes on Him, only Him, always Him. We call it worship. Walking on water taught Peter this lesson. (Matthew 14:22-23) Exodus 14 illustrates the same principle. So long as their eyes were on the Egyptians, they were paralyzed by fear. When God is large, then our problems are small by comparison. The problem is that our eyes are often focused on the wrong thing or person. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling. . .what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”—Ephesians 1:18-19.