And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.”
Israel left Egypt with a high hand—in celebration and confidence. But Pharaoh soon changed his mind and sent his forces to pursue the Israelites. The celebration and confidence gave way to the terror of being pursued by the most powerful army on earth.
As we mentioned earlier in the week, Egypt pictures sin. Israel’s deliverance from Egypt pictures our deliverance from sin and a sinful world.
But the Egyptians followed and wanted to overtake Israel. Likewise, sin pursues a Christian. Christianity is a constant struggle against sin. We are told to free ourselves from the bondage of sin (Romans 6:6, 12-14).
Just as the unarmed Israelites were no physical match for the Egyptian army, we are no match for Satan and his temptations to sin. Israel needed God to help them escape Egypt, and Christians need God to help them escape sin. By Christ living in us through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome sin and grow in godly character (2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 5:18).
To learn more about Satan’s influence, read “Resisting Satan’s Influence Now.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Sincerity and Truth.”