Was the Exodus a splashy demonstration of God’s power?
Who else could have mobilized millions of people with their animals and belongings across a body of water like that?
Not even Disney World.
But why did God do that?
Because God had set his love on these people and they were being abused by Pharaoh.
“Time to get up and leave!” God said to them one night.
But was that all there was to it – to usher out a body of people into a new location?
God wanted to free Israel from slavery so they could serve him and sing his praises.
That’s what Israel was made to do, and that’s our purpose, too.
God is worthy of our praise and we need to give it to him.
We express our highest purpose when we celebrate his glory, and honor, and power.
The God who parted the Red Sea is not old and feeble. He’s still in the exodus business.
Every time a person comes to faith in Christ, he experiences his own exodus from sin and hell.
In the Exodus Israel was as guilty as Egypt. Israel deserved death as much as the Egyptians. They were all sinners.
But the waters parted for Israel while it drowned the Egyptians.
God’s people obeyed by putting the blood of the lamb on the doorposts. A picture of Christ’s blood for the remission of sins.
It wasn’t because the Israelites were a better race of people. They weren’t. It was because they had the blood of the lamb on their houses which protected them from death.
And that’s exactly what Jesus has done for you. If you believe in him by faith alone, then you have experienced your own exodus in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
You are now free to serve God and sing his praises.
Are you doing that?
Talk to me.