Warning - Hebrews 11:29

“By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned” Heb. 11:29

 I remember someone doing something dangerous on TV while prefacing their performance with a warning: “Boys and Girls, don’t try this at home.”   They went on to explain that they were  a trained professional and that someone could be seriously injured attempting to imitate them.   Such a proviso should be placed on the cover of every Bible.   The Bible is a book of faith for faith.   If someone tries to live the law without grace they will die.   If someone attempts to try faith without grace they will perish also.  

 The Egyptians watched carefully as Israel marched through the parted waters of the Red Sea and must have concluded: “we can do that also.”   Wrong!   The passage was a part of the Passover.   The march was a miracle.   Many try to do Christian things because on the surface they seem to be so common.   An unsaved person can sing in the choir, give to the needy, teach a class, and serve in the nursery.   They can dress like a Christian (if there is such a thing), behave like a Christian, sing like a Christian, and even preach like a Christian without being a Christian.  

The difference was that the Egyptians had faith in themselves the Hebrews had faith in God.   Faith is not about what we can do.   It is about what God can do with us.  

  That Peter walked on water is not a call to me
To try to mimic miracles or an Apostle be
It’s not for me to follow Peter, John, or Paul
My eyes must be on Jesus, and only heed his call

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