Devotional: Faith Chooses
As we conclude our Faith series, we read about three groups of people in Hebrews 11:29-31: 1.) the Israelites, led by Moses, who traveled through the Red Sea, 2.) the people of Israel, led by Joshua, who marched around the walls of Jericho, and 3.) Rahab’s family. All three groups were faced with a choice of whether to choose God’s will or their own will.
Psychologists say that we make over 35,000 choices a day, and, as John Maxwell says, “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” Our choices need to be rooted by our faith in the person of God and our faith in the Word of God.
Questions for Meditation
- Read Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 19:1 and Psalm 84:10. What do these verses show us about our choices?
- What was the choice the people of Israel made when they crossed the Red Sea? What were there options?
- Has there ever been a time where you felt in bondage, but didn’t make the choice to leave the source of bondage?
- What makes us stay in those places of bondage, and what does God promise to us when we make the choice to leave those places?
- What was the choice that the people of Israel made when they marched around Jericho? What would have happened if they hadn’t attacked Jericho?
- Are there any Jericho’s in the way in your life? Are there strongholds that have impeded your progress? What can you do to break free from those strongholds?
- What was the choice that Rahab made? Who else did it impact?
- What choices are you facing this week, and how can you be sure to look at those choices with eyes of faith, as opposed to your own will?