FOCUSED ON FAITH
July 19, 1998
INTRODUCTION: The experience of Moses is proof that
true biblical faith means obeying God in spite of circumstances
and in spite of consequences. It would have been so easy for
Moses to cow down under fear, yet he faced the unknown
because of who he knew.
Life is made up of decisions. The course and the quality of our
lives are determined much more by our decisions than by our
circumstances. Our Christian living rises or falls in maturity
and holiness on the basis of the decisions we make.
Shakespear said, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which,
taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage
of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.”
Napoleon believed there is a crisis in every battle, a period of
10-15 minutes on which the outcome depends. To take
advantage of this period is victory, to lose it is defeat.
The ancient Greeks had a statue called Opportunity. The front
of the figure had long flowing hair, but the back of its head was
bald, symbolizing the fact that we can grasp an opportunity as
it comes toward us, but once it is past, there is nothing to hold
Deut. 30:19, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today
against you, that I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you
and your descendants may live.”
Joshua 24:15, “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord,
choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,
whether the gods which your fathers served that were on
the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in
whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will
serve the Lord.”
I Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came to all the people, and said,
'How long will you falter between two opinions? If the
Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the
people answered him not a word.”
The life of Mo ...
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