Scripture Reading: Exodus 14:10–18
In the Bible’s account of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, we learn about God’s superintending providence, His salvation, and His great strength.
I. From the exodus we learn about God’s providence.
A. We see this providence at work when Moses was a small child (Exodus 2:1–10; Hebrews 11:23).
B. We see it in Israel’s passage to liberty (Exodus 13:21–22).
C. We see it again when Israel feels hunger and thirst in the wilderness (Exodus 15:22–26; 16:4, 35).
II. From the exodus we learn about God’s salvation.
A. We learn that God puts a difference between His children and those of the world (Exodus 12:23; 11:7; 9:6–7, 26; 10:23; 8:22–23).
B. We learn that salvation requires a walk of faith (Exodus 14:21–22; Hebrews 11:29).
C. We see that Israel’s salvation involved a baptism in the sea (1 Corinthians 10:1–2; cf. 1 Peter 3:21).
D. We see that liberty isn’t always easy (1 Corinthians 10:3–12).
III. We learn that God’s strength is most evident when we are weakest.
A. To show the greatness of His power, God took on the greatest power on earth (Exodus 5:2; 14:4).
B. He took the side of the greatest underdog in history (Exodus 12:40; 5:21; 14:12).
C. God chose an aged shepherd to lead them (Acts 7:21–29).
D. In the plagues God showed that He is more powerful than any force on earth (Exodus 7:10–12; 8:13; 9:11; 12:31–36).
E. To show His strength even more, God brought about a great climax at the sea (Exodus 13:17–18; 14:20–31).
The exodus proves to us that we can always rely on the God we serve and that He is stronger than any enemy we will ever face.