Day Twenty-Six, Exodus 13-15
After the Passover, the Pharaoh finally lets the Israelites go, and God leads them. He guides them with a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night. I just love the fact that God offers to us His guidance, leading us in the way we should go.
Interesing how the Israelites react when they come upon a barrier, and they don't know what to do. I was impressed when Beth Moore pointed this out in one of her studies. The Israelites, Moses, and God each have a different reaction to the obstacle facing them. The Israelites say, "Go back," thinking they'd be better off where they came from. Moses says, "Be still," and let God do the work for you. God, on the other hand, says, "Move on," what in the world are you waiting for?
He wants them to know that whatever obstacle stands in their way is no obstacle at all with Him on their side. God then leads the Israelites through the Red Sea on dry ground, but he drowns the Egyptian army in the sea. So we see that not only is our God a God of guidance, but that He will help us to overcome and be victorious...but we must not stop. We must keep going.