Exodus 14 : Through the sea

February 1, 2024 ·

Summary:
God told the Israelites to backtrack to Pi Hahiroth near the sea. The Pharaoh suddenly realizes how many workers he’s lost, so he decides to chase all the Israelites with his entire army. When the army comes, the Israelites freak out, so Moses gives them a prep talk, and then at God’s command he raises his staff over the sea, after the angel of God and the cloud had gone between the Israelites and the Egyptian army. Then God split the sea with a great east wind throughout the night, and the Israelites went through it. The Egyptians follows, and God confused them by ripping off their wheels and stuff, and then he made the water flow back, and they all died. 

Key verse:
31. And when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him 

My thoughts:
The parting of the sea is often depicted are being quite a quick event, however, here it states that it took all night. 

Throughout the story of the exodus, God does many things, including this famous event, which are designed to bring glory to himself. God was making a nation for himself, as the start of the plan to bring the fallen world back to him, and he had to make an unforgettable impression, and he uses the Egyptians to do this.

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