Moses First to “Stand Your Ground”

I was musing with my son recently how common it is for Christians to name their sons after Old Testament prophets.

For example, we all know little boys named Noah, or Jonah, or Micah.

What’s ironic, the king of OT prophets, “Moses,” still hasn’t caught on.

It’s sad, because so many other things he’s done, like being the first to “stand your ground,” has caught on in 30 U.S. States.

Here’s proof–from Exodus 14:

Pharaoh was already near when the children of Israel looked up
and saw that the Egyptians were on the march in pursuit of them.
In great fright they cried out to the LORD.
And they complained to Moses,
“Were there no burial places in Egypt
that you had to bring us out here to die in the desert?
Why did you do this to us?
Why did you bring us out of Egypt?
Did we not tell you this in Egypt, when we said,
‘Leave us alone. Let us serve the Egyptians’?
Far better for us to be the slaves of the Egyptians
than to die in the desert.”
But Moses answered the people,
“Fear not! Stand your ground,
and you will see the victory the LORD will win for you today.
These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again.
The LORD himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still.”

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me?
Tell the children of Israel to go forward.
And you, lift up your staff and, with hand outstretched over the sea,
split the sea in two,
that the children of Israel may pass through it on dry land.
But I will make the Egyptians so obstinate
that they will go in after them.
Then I will receive glory through Pharaoh and all his army,
his chariots and charioteers.
The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD,
when I receive glory through Pharaoh
and his chariots and charioteers.

So, before you try and blame the “Stand Your Ground” laws on boys named George, or Jeb, get your facts straight.

Retreating is never an option when your enemy is younger and stronger.

If a higher power is there, letting Him, or it, do the fighting, is just common sense.

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