Watch the Lord rescue you.
The Lord continued to strengthen Pharaoh’s resolve, and he chased after the people of Israel who had escaped so defiantely. All the forces of Pharaoh’s army — all his horses, chariots, and charioteers — were used in the chase.…
As Pharaoh and his army approached, the people of Israel could see them in the distance, marching toward them. The people began to panic, and they cried out to the Lord for help.
Then they turned against Moses and complained, “Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? Weren’t there enough graves for us in Egypt? Why did you make us leave? Didn’t we tell you to leave us alone while we were still in Egypt? Our Egyptian slavery was better than dying out here in the wilderness!”
But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch the Lord rescue you. The Egyptians that you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense!”
Whatever your worries are today, they probably do not top the 600 Egyptian war chariots bearing down on the children of Israel! Trapped between the mountains and the sea, the people forgot the God who had delivered them from the Pharaoh’s hand, and they cried out in despair. But Moses, who focused on the promise of God, stood firm in his hope. When we face our “chariots,” it is quite normal to feel anxiety and fear. But when we remember God’s faithfulness and his ability to bring good out of any situation, we find our fears calmed and our confidence renewed.
from TouchPoint Bible commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 62
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House
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