The Law of Buy-In Part 1
Moses Gains Credibility-Exodus 14:1-28
The approach of the Egyptian army terrified the Israelites, and they placed heavy pressure on Moses to handle this crisis. Moses didn’t panic, since he had seen the power of God’s handiwork. Instead, he exuded both poise and peace, winning for himself great credibility as a leader. Through one incident he became the nation’s “go to” leader. Note what gave him credibility:
- He projected calm instead of craziness. “And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today'” (Ex. 14;13).
- He projected confidence instead of cowardice. “For the Egyptians whom you see today, you will see again no more forever” (Ex. 14:13).
- He projected clarity instead of confusion. “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward'” (Ex. 14:15).
- He projected competence instead of clumsiness. “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord cause the sea to go back by a strong east when all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left” (Ex. 14:21, 22).
Join me next time for The Law of Buy-In Part 2