February 23

February 23.

Moses & the Red Sea — Moses’ faith at the Passover & crossing the Red Sea.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: Exodus 13

Reading 2: Exodus 14

Reading 3: Hebrews 11:24-29

If you thought yesterday’s reading of the Passover and the death of all the firstborn was dramatic, today’s reading is perhaps even more dramatic!

God leads the Israelites on a circuitous path, bringing them to the exact spot where He knows He can get them across the Red Sea on dry land. At the same time the meandering will trick the Egyptians into chasing after them so that God can demonstrate that He is more powerful than the world superpower of the day, and that His people are protected while His enemies are defeated.

So God takes them around the wilderness to the Red Sea (likely the Gulf of Aqaba; see here), and then arranges miraculous circumstances to both bring the Israelites across the Sea, AND drown all the Egyptian Army in the same water!

What you are going through today may seem overwhelming, but God will both deliver you and do away with your enemies, if you will walk by faith and trust Him.

Have a great day!

Mark.