And the LORD said to Moses, Why cry you to me? speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward:
I. In the Christian life ADVANCEMENT IS DEMANDED. Forward, upward, heavenward, Godward.
II. In the Christian life advancement is demanded, WITH A FULL RECOGNITION OF THE OBSTACLES IN THE WAY OF IT. We pass from conquest to renew the conflict.
III. In the Christian life, OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS, MANFULLY ENCOUNTERED, MAY BE SURMOUNTED. Difficulties vanish, in the presence of believing obedience.
IV. In the Christian life, obstacles to progress, manfully encountered, CONTRIBUTE TO OUR ADVANCEMENT.
V. In the Christian life we are INCITED TO PROGRESS, NOTWITHSTANDING OBSTACLES, BY A GREAT HOST OF ENCOURAGEMENTS.
1. Believing prayer is mighty with God.
2. Glorious examples encourage us onward.
3. The character of our Leader encourages us onward.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: