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From: Rdruhl@...
Date: 6 Feb 2007 08:01:02 -0000
Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Exodus 13-15 today 


The Lord Worked, But Moses Stretched Out His Hand 
By Don Ruhl 


Many people think that living by faith means they can sit back and the Lord will do everything. If something is meant to happen, then in their minds, it will only happen if the Lord does it and they will not lift a finger to bring on that thing. 

Watch carefully what happened that enabled Israel to walk across the Red Sea on dry land. The Bible says, "Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided" (Ex. 14:21). 

Who caused the sea to separate? Clearly, it was the Lord. However, when did He do it? He did it when Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. God was not obeying Moses. What Moses did was not sufficient to separate the sea; in fact, he could not have separated the water in a wading pool by stretching his hand over it. No, it was the Lord who did it, but He did not do it until Moses stretched out his hand. 

God works in our lives, but He wants cooperation from us. Are you cooperating with Him? 


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