By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.
The Israelites were between a rock and a hard place. With the mighty Egyptian army behind them and the Red Sea in front of them—and no boats in sight—they cried out to God. Moses calmed them, and convinced them to believe in the impossible. God opened the Red Sea, and Moses encouraged them to walk by faith, not by sight.
What about the Egyptians? They didn’t have faith in the God of Israel. They walked by sight. They had just seen the Israelites walk through the sea, so why couldn’t they do it too?
No matter the size of the army or the challenges we face, with God on our side, we have them outnumbered.
The crossing of the Red Sea provides a type of Christian baptism, as well as an encouragement to us all (1 Corinthians 10:1-4; Psalm 66:5-7).
Read more about faith in the article “What Is Faith?”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “If Sinners Entice You.”