02/03/2018 — Exodus 13-15

Following the crossing of the Red Sea and the salvation of the Israelites from the Egyptians we read the “song of Moses” in Chapter 15.  Verses 2 and 11 are two of my favorite verses as they speak to the power of the Lord that He can use to protect us:

“The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

11 Who among the gods
    is like you, Lord?
Who is like you—
    majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
    working wonders?






  • Artie Shaffer

    “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. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭NIV

    I think of these words often – Moses did not know how God was going solve the situation they were in, but his faith had grown to a point that he KNEW HE would! There are many times that I have to quite my spirit and be still and trust God, especially when I can’t see the path to the solution. Two things I always try to keep in mind, 1) The solution is God’s solution and that means the solution might not be what I want or desire as the solution. 2) In the end God will ALWAYS bring about good as long as I continual remain faithful to Him and trust Him! The disciples faced a storm in their life and they were afraid because they did not have the faith to trust Jesus for the solution. Jesus declared to them; “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark‬ ‭4:40‬ ‭NIV

  • katehefty

    One thing I noticed for the first time was that Moses knew he was supposed to take Joseph’s bones with him on this journey. I think of all the communication challenges I face everyday at work – important messages can get lost or overlooked in a few weeks’ time, and yet after 400+ years, Moses somehow knew this. Their communications system was certainly better than texts and emails!

    I also always appreciate the way God intervenes. He “confused” the Egyptians as they were trying to drive their chariots through the sands of the Red Sea, and he jammed the wheels or made them fall off (depending on the translation) to further frustrate them. Typically my thoughts on how God might influence a situation are less creative!

  • missliz

    Because of all the things that God has accomplished in the past, we can trust and celebrate with thanksgiving his goodness, his sovereignty, and his control over all situations, good and bad. He calls us to live it daily and to come together community weekly to remember. It’s our Passover.

    Thinking about the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. Can we choose to harden our hearts toward the Spirit’s leading so long that we can no longer be reached? Not that God could not save us but that we refuse to be saved? Could we find our selves used for evil? Just thinking about the description of how God used Pharaoh.

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