MIRACLES [OT]

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  The Parting Red Sea  
 
 

Exodus 14:10-22
10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD.
11 They said to Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?
12 Didn't we say to you in Egypt, 'Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!"
13 Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.
14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
15 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.
18 The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen."
19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them,
20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,
22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.


After the exodus started into the wilderness, Isralites was chased by the army of Pharoah and it looked like they were caught in between the sea and the devil. Scared to death, they were complaining against Moses, but God parted the Red sea and made the Isralites to pass by leaving the men of Pharoah to drown in the sea. Letís us focus on the words of the Isralites at this point. They said that it would have been better for them to remain in the land of slavery and allow their life to ebb away rather than facing these challeges in this wilderness.

They forgot their God and the miracles he had done to set them free from the land of slavery.

We can relate to this at times in our life. We fail to see a God who is waiting to receive us on the other shore of this life, after doing everything it takes to set us free from this Red sea of sin and sadness. He was willing to sacrifice his son on the cross for us to get citizenship in heaven. Yet when we face many incidents in life which challenges our faith, we do sometimes think that the life we lived Ďbeforeí was better than what we do now.

God is faithful and he will continue in his faithfulness, now and forever more in our life, no matter what we go through. Letís believe in the power of God in saving our souls and letís trust in his goodness. We will be able to see God been glorified in our life.

Prayer idea

Pray about the death of Jesus on the cross