By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. (Hebrews 11:23)

Fear Not

(41/365 days of Fear Not)

So many times when God tells His people not to be afraid, He precedes that declaration with a call to trust Him. To trust Him more than what their eyes can see and to trust Him more than what the world or the culture is declaring to them.

In other words, He desires our faith.

Because although God is always faithful, we are sporadic and timid and tempted and broken. And we tend to play give and take with our faith despite our desire to trust Him more.

But without consistent faith, we are prone to fear.

Clearly, Moses’ parents realized the connection between trusting God and not being afraid, otherwise they would not be known by name in the Faith Hall of Fame (also known as Hebrews 11). And God leaves little room for interpretation here. By faith they did what they needed to do, they hid their son, and they were not afraid.

Not, they hid Moses because they were not afraid.

No,t they hid Moses and hoped for the best.

No.

By faith they hid Moses, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict to kill all Hebrew baby boys at birth.

Imagine the courage, the faith-filled courage it took to ignore and ultimately defy Pharaoh’s proclamation to put all Hebrew baby boys to death. Imagine the faith-filled courage it took to do this for three months.

Did Moses’ parents spend a lot of time looking over their shoulders? Did they spend hours and days searching the horizon for Pharaoh’s chariots and soldiers? Were they afraid?

Or did they spend a lot of time on their knees, seeking God’s face and protection and provision?

Did they trust Him completely with their son’s life?

Indeed they did.

And so by faith they hid their son for three months and by God’s faithfulness and mercy, their son not only survived but became the first vessel of redemption for the Israelites. Moses became the appointed deliverer for God’s people because his parents trusted God with the outcome.

Faith and fear cannot coexist. They are polar opposites.

We either trust God completely with the outcome or we don’t. There can be no hedging.

You’re either all in by faith or you’re not.

What will God do in your life, with the God-given dream and purpose you are living out if you trust Him completely? If you combat your fear and uncertainty with faith.

By faith.

What will your entry in the Faith Hall of Fame read because you chose to live by faith and not by sight as you lived out your God-given purpose in this world?

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