The Crossing of the Red Sea is one of the most memorable passages of the Old Testament. In seemingly impossible circumstances, God accomplishes the deliverance of His people and shows His power over His enemies. In the first half of Exodus 14, the Lord prepares His people for Him to accomplish this great and mighty deed.
It is fascinating that the Lord leads His people specifically to a place where it would seem there was no chance of escape. Surrounded by their enemies and near an Egyptian fortress, the people of God see the Egyptians pursuing them. They begin to grumble, to accuse Moses of leading them to their deaths. In so doing, they also reveal their unbelief in God’s promises.
But even in the midst of such unbelief, the Lord still gives His people hope. He still reminds them of His promises. We read in verses 13-14 Moses’ words: “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
The reminder given to the people by Moses is that God is the one who will accomplish their salvation–this is not their doing! Does this not parallel your own salvation if you are a Christian? Christians bring nothing to the table for their salvation, but simply must depend on the Lord’s power and mercy. We will discuss these things more fully this Lord’s Day during worship at 5 at The Commons’ at St. Andrews’ Church. For directions, click here, or for more information contact us. You can also watch on FacebookLive@RiverCityARP or on YouTube.