Scripture to Read: Exodus 14:19–31
Today, we read in Exodus 14:19–31 how God moved mightily to protect Israel. After the ten plagues in Egypt, one would think that Pharaoh and the Egyptians would have had enough of the One True God but that was not the case. Also, as we read earlier this week, pride always results in destruction, and Pharaoh and the Egyptians were full of pride. So, God moved in many ways. First, God moved behind the Israelites and stood between them and Pharaoh and his Egyptian army. Then, God moved Moses and told him to stretch out his hand over the Red Sea. Then, God moved the waters of the Red Sea so that the waters were divided and the ground was completely dry. Then, God moved the Israelites, and they “went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left” (Exodus 14:22). It’s hard to imagine what that might have looked like but needless to say, it would have been a sight to see. Then, God moved out of the way of the prideful Egyptians, and they pursued the Israelites by passing through the midst of the parted sea. Then, God moved and “brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, ‘Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians.’” (Exodus 14:24–25). God moves on our behalf daily—don’t miss Him move.
Challenge & Application
· What stands out to you the most today in Exodus 14:19–31 and why?
· How have you seen God move in your life each day, and how do you keep yourself aware of His workings?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!