Faith in Comfort and Danger

Faith in Comfort and Danger

Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.'” Exodus 5:1

I’ve always been curious, how does one get an audience with the King of a country? Of course it didn’t hurt that Moses himself grew up in the palace as one of the Pharaoh’s daughter’s adopted child and raised by his birth mother. So, yes, he might have some standing in Pharaoh’s palace, albeit it was a probably a different ruler from when Moses lived there.

But when they went to see the Pharaoh, they made a bold request. Of course they knew they would be turned down but they had to ask.

Moses was disobedient by not going alone, but he did eventually go with his brother. Thinking about it, though, it took a fair amount of faith to do that because as the supreme ruler in Egypt, Pharaoh could have sent them to prison or worse. They had to believe that God would keep them safe from harm.

We too have to believe that God will keep us safe while we are in comfortable places or dangerous ones. The comfortable places are actually more dangerous to our faith than the dangerous spots if we’re not careful. Comfort and ease had led many in the faith astray. It’s too easy, and so we forget about God or we don’t think we need Him anymore.

Whereas, the dangerous places keep us praying for safety and peace in the midst of the danger.

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