21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
What still amazes me is how our Creator, who can has no limits, who is timeless, and all-powerful; still works and moves through and with sinful man as well as nature. We saw it in the 10 plagues and we see it now in the crossing of the sea especially in the pillar of cloud and fire.
The Egyptians were troubled by it through the Lord, but for Israel, it was a light and safety for them.
It is the same in our time. Our Father and the things He involves in our lives; the pain, the pleasures, blessings, and trouble.
All these things work for our good.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
That is not so for the world. In exodus this same safety and protection meant calamity and darkness for the Egyptians. God’s purpose was not only to teach Israel about His power and might but to teach the Pharaoh and his people who the real God was. This meant death for some but life for others because there were Egyptians who had already left with Israel.
So those Egyptians who believed were saved but those who did not were lost.
Many times we and the world have this idea that God loves everyone all the time no matter how we live or what we do and He is waiting to accept us no matter what, unconditionally.
Now God loves man and we know that from Jesus:
But we fail to read the rest
This love of God that we think is unconditional for everyone is truly only for those who are in Christ
God loves you but He is a perfect combination of mercy and justice. Peter tells us that He is longsuffering towards us so that all the world might be saved
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
But at some point that paitience has to come to an end and the love of God towards man turns to wrath.
He sent His Son to die on the cross so that we might be saved. Jesus paid the complete sacrifice for man. He died so that we might live and to deny and reject it means eternal damnation and separation from God.
You may not believe it; you might think that it is some myth carried over from some long lost civilization and you might think that it requires weakness and stupidity to believe it but frankly, it would be easier to live life as though there was no God; as though life was meaningless and we don’t have to be accountable to anyone or anything.
I can’t live that way because I have personally felt, heard, and seen Him working in my life. I know my Lord and Savior and I could never deny His power and presence. I have seen Him work through the simplest and most unexplained ways. The world can’t see it because they are in darkness of unbelief.
Living for Christ is the hardest and most rewarding thing you could ever experience. Don’t believe me, then try it.
One of us is wrong but it will be too late when we find out.