It was when the Pharaoh of Egypt and his servants began to pursue Israel that the people began to fear for their lives and think that they were going to die. It was then that Moses saw the people bickering, while he stayed calm and collective. He knew that God was with the people even though they may not have known this in this very difficult moment in time. And so it was that Moses’s strong faith in God caused the people to be strengthened and slowly let go of all their fear. It is written, “and Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.” (Exodus 14:13-15) Praise God that Moses continued to rise up for the Lord, in order to become His mouthpiece on earth. This would be the day that the people would be saved. God is with His people and will do anything to help them. He is our Shepherd.
Here is how God saved His people. The Lord said the following to Moses, “lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.” (Exodus 14:16-18) And “the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.” (Exodus 14:29,30) Sometimes people need to see God do things on earth in order to believe. This is what Israel needed that day. As for me, I believe in the same God that has saved us through Jesus. Anybody who believes in and follows the Lord Jesus shall be saved through His blood. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will come to You in masses and be saved. Our time is so short on earth, but still, You call us day in and day out to come to You. Who is listening to Your calling for their lives is the real question to be had. I lived most of my life doing my own things and leaving Your will in the dust. Thankfully, You continued to see my potential and didn’t give up on me. I was so lost in my sins, but still, You waited for the day that I would stop pursuing these awful things in order to pray and confess them openly. In my sins, I fell down on my knees and cried out for mercy. At that moment, I didn’t think it would be possible, but still prayed with tears flowing down my face. I was a wretch and You knew it well. I had done some really bad things and You did not have to forgive me. Thankfully, I was spared Your eternal judgments and the lake of fire, though I deserved it. Lord, how awesome is Your mercy and grace! I wish I could tell everyone and have them also know that Jesus saves. We can come to You in all our confessions and You do listen to us. Truly, You know deep down who is real in their desires to get right with You and who is not. I love You, Lord. I trust in You, God. Have Your way in my life. I will follow You. Amen.