Day Two: The Lord Is Fighting for Them

“The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, ‘Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.’

Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.’ Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the LORD swept them into the sea. The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea.  Not one of them survived.” (Exodus 14:23-28)

“How are we to respond to the Lord and to life’s issues in times of fear and feeling like our backs are against the wall? In Exodus 14:15 the Lord says to Moses ‘Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on… 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.’ As the Israelites are told to move on (go forth), because the Lord finishes the fight, we are to move on in faith to where the Lord leads—a life of faith and transformation.

He who began a good work in you will bring it to full completion!  For those of us that are insecure or unsure, the Lord’s promise is that He will finish the fight, hence may we move on from where we are into a place of worship, surrender, and obedience.” [Pastor Gus Kim]

Let’s pray: Lord, help me to move on, move forward toward a life of greater worship, surrender, and obedience. I trust that you will bring the good work you started in my life to full completion! Lord, I will move on with You!

– JP