Keep Moving Forward

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The nation of Israel had escaped slavery from Egypt. But now they found themselves being pursued by their former captors. At the shore of the Red Sea they felt that they were trapped. Many of them thought about going back to Egypt into slavery. Others were bemoaning their current dilemma. The LORD then said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward” (Exodus 14:15). Other Bible versions have God saying for them to “move on.” God has always wanted His people to trust in Him and keep moving forward.

This got me to thinking about God’s people today. Many seem to have the same mindset as the Israelites. Some desire to go back to their life they had before Christ (of living in the bondage of sin). Others do not look to the future with hope and bewail their current problems. But we need to be people who trust in God and keep moving forward. Don’t look back—keep moving forward in faith, trust, hope, service, spiritual growth, love, forgiveness.

“Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” (1 Timothy 4:15).

Edd Sterchi
Broadway church of Christ
Campbellsville, KY

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