Faith is Sustained by Faith

If a door opens by faith, it will be kept open by faith
Today's Scripture: Hebrews 11:29

Sometime in October 2018, I realized something from the Bible. In today’s Scripture, the message version of the Bible says, “By an act of faith, Israel walked through the Red Sea on dry ground. The Egyptians tried it and drowned.” When I read that the Egyptians “tried it”, I began to wonder, “Why did the Egyptians drown?” “Didn’t they have faith?” And it occurred to me, “Of course, they didn’t have faith!”

The seas parted by a divine power, so it took a connection with the divine (i.e. faith) to make that happen. Unfortunately, the Egyptians thought they could follow suit by “sense” instead. Then I realized, God is one who starts and finishes what He started. He made a way for the Israelites, and He wasn’t going to let their enemies get in the way.

Another thing to realize is that a faith and sense are two different things. If a door opens by faith, it will be kept open by faith (we will talk more about this tomorrow), and as believers, this is key in our walk with God. When we hang on believing that God will make a way, we should keep believing that He will keep us safe in that way.

Action Point: Take a moment to think about the times faith has opened doors for you, and think of how faith has kept you safe in that new path. If you can come up with anything, give thanks to God for it.

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