Jesse Whitlock

The Psalmist gives the answer in this fashion: "THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD ..." (Ps. 14:1). The Hebrew word rendered "fool" literally means "empty head" -- therefore, the "empty head says there is no God." When we consider the universe, the flowers and trees, seasons of a year, a rainbow and the human body we must know that there is God! The miracle of birth and life cannot be denied; but cannot be duplicated or imitated in scientific laboratories. They are as inadequate as were Pharaoh's magicians when they attempted to duplicate the miraculous plagues sent to Egypt.

Consider the care of God toward Moses and the Israelites as they left Egypt. The Israelites crossed the Red Sea very quickly. If they took a narrow path, double file, the line would be almost 800 miles long and require 35 days to cross. In order to cross in a single night there had to be a space about 3 miles wide so they could walk 5,000 abreast, and don't forget their belongings and animals had to be included!

Again, the people had to camp frequently. Consider that each time the Israelites made camp it would require a campground 2/3 the size of the state of Rhode Island, or an area of 750 square miles. During the desert wanderings it would be difficult to find firewood. Someone has figured that it would take about 4,000 tons of firewood every time they made camp. Remember they were in the desert! Remember, it was 40 years! Who was it that says there is no God?

There was also the matter of eating and drinking in a desert! God provided manna and quail and water! A quartermaster general in the army figured out it would take about 1,500 tons of food per day to feed the Israelites. That is the equivalent of 2 freight trains, each a mile long, per day, to deliver that amount of food! If they received only enough water for drinking and washing a few dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons a day. This does not include water needed for livestock. This would equal a train of tank-cars 1,800 miles long per day. Only an "empty head" could dare suggest that there is no God!

Have you ever wondered if Moses stopped and figured all of this out before leaving Egypt? Of course not. But Moses knew that God would provide and care for His people. Don't worry about things around us that may threaten us. The same God that cared for the Israelites is our God! Take courage! "IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?" --Borrowed from Power Magazine