Satan, Man, Jesus?  Where are your eyes fixed?

Exodus 14:10-14  And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

  • Pharaoh and the Egyptians were after the Israelites.  When the Israelites saw them they became afraid.  The Israelites became foolish in their thoughts and desires when they looked at man and not to the Lord.
  • When I fix my eyes on Satan, I fear and become foolish in my thinking!  When I fix my eyes on self or man, I fear and gripe and complain!  But when I fix my eyes on the Savior, I have no reason to Fear!  I can stand still and see What God is going to do. I can look unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of my faith.
  • They cried unto the Lord.  It is good to cry to the Lord, but am I crying to Him for selfish reasons or fearful reasons in order to consume it upon my own lusts?  May my crying out to the Lord be for pleading that my own life be revived, or that I may serve others, or on the behalf of others.
  • They cried out to Moses.  This was the wrong source.  Our source ought to be the Lord,  not man!
  • May I continually fix my eyes on Jesus and trust Him for all my needs.  He alone can dispel all fears.

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