Exodus 4:3, 6, 9
And He said, “Cast it on the ground. ” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.
Furthermore the Lord said to him, “Now put your hand in your bosom. ” And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow.“And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land. And the water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land. ”
A little girl once defined faith as “believ ing in something you know isn’t true.” Unfortunately, many people feel the same way. In their opinion, the first step in becoming a Christian is to turn off your mind. But that’s not what the Bible says.
Moses knew that he couldn’t return to Egypt after 40 years and expect the people to accept what he was going to tell them. He needed proof that he truly was bring ing a message from God. Therefore, God gave him three signs to show the people. The first caused his staff to become a ser pent; the second caused his hand to become leprous; and the third changed water into blood.
God does not require anyone to make a leap into the unknown. That’s foolishness, not faith. He never asks people to believe without evidence. Instead God says, “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18). The word reason means to argue or to discuss in order to come to a sensible conclusion.
If you are struggling with doubt, look to the evidence. Creation proclaims the exis tence of God. The empty tomb assures us we have a risen Savior. Changed lives demonstrate God’s love and mercy. The evidence is all around you. There is no rea son to doubt. It only makes good sense to have faith in God.
FAITH IS BELIEVING IN THINGS UNSEEN BUT NOT UNPROVABLE.