Saturday, May 6, 2023

Daily Devotion: Jochebed – Applying Faith

Bible Reading: Exodus 2:1-10

Key Verse: Verse   And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Key Words:
she hid him three months

We all know the story of Moses and how his mother, Jochebed, protected Moses from death and went so far as to put the young baby in a basket and place the basket in the Nile River.  We also know that Jochebed assigned Moses’ older sister, Miriam, to watch over the basket until Pharaoh’s daughter came to bathe, and how Pharaoh’s daughter took Moses back to the Egyptian palace and God allowed Jochebed to raise her son in Pharaoh’s palace.

Through all of Jochebed’s actions she demonstrated her faith in God.  Having faith in God, though, is not easy.  Consider the following.

“A man slipped and fell off a cliff while hiking on a mountaintop.  Luckily he was able to grab a branch on his way down.  Holding on for dear life, he looked down only to see a rock valley some fifteen hundred feet below.  When he looked up it was twenty feet to the cliff where he had fallen.  Panicked, he yelled, ‘Help!  Help!  Is anybody there?  Help!’  A booming voice spoke up, ‘I am here, and I will save you if you believe in me.’  ‘I believe!  I believe!’ yelled back the man.  ‘If you believe me, let go of the branch and then I will save you.’  The young man, hearing what the voice said, looked down again.  Seeing the rock valley below, he quickly looked back up and shouted, ‘Is there anybody else up there?’”

Talking about faith is easy, but unapplied faith is no faith at all.

What to do:
✞ Put your faith in God and put your faith into action.

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