So pretty much most of us know the story of Moses fleeing with his people from the tyranny of Pharaoh only to find themselves in front of a sea.
No one has a boat.
Pharaoh and his army are closing in.
No one can fight.
You get the picture.
Most scripture describe what happened next. The Quran, the scripture I'm most familiar with, picks up from that point and describes what happened next
Holy Quran 26:63
فَأَوْحَيْنَآ إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰٓ أَنِ ٱضْرِب بِّعَصَاكَ ٱلْبَحْرَ ۖ فَٱنفَلَقَ فَكَانَ كُلُّ فِرْقٍ كَٱلطَّوْدِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
Then We inspired Moses: "Strike with your staff the sea." And it parted, and each parting was like a great towering mountain.
Now most of us read that and think "what a miracle! God has split the sea to save the righteous". Most sermons, or at least most sermons I heard, use this example to show how faith can save even in the most dire of situations.
Most however forget to discuss one key point.
The action verb "strike".
God could've completely skipped the part about inspiring Moses to strike and went straight to the sea being parted, but there are no freebies on this earth. If you want to be saved, then you need to couple your reliance upon God with action.
Have a blessed Friday.
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