This lesson finds Moses and the children of Israel escaping Egypt. The lesson we learn here is to be grateful for all the blessings we receive from the LORD God. Many people receive great blessings from the LORD and then demand more. We need to count our blessings and be thankful. Exodus 14- 17
Moses was told by the LORD God to speak to the children of Israel and tell them that He will harden Pharaohs heart that Pharaoh will follow after them. The LORD God had intended that Pharaoh would honor Him so that the Egyptians may know that He is the LORD. And they did so.
Pharaoh made ready his 600 chariots and captains over them and pursued after the children of Israel. The Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea.
The children of Israel saw the Egyptians coming and they were so afraid that they cried out unto the LORD. The said unto Moses, that the LORD had brought them out into the wilderness to allow them to die. Moses said to the people to fear not and see the salvation of the LORD which he will show them that very day. For the Egyptians they see now they shall not see again. Moses told them that the LORD shall fight for them and they should hold their peace.
The LORD told Moses to have the children of Israel to go forward. Moses was to lift up his rod and stretch out his hand over the sea, and divide it. The children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. The LORD hardened the heart of the Egyptians and they followed the children of Israel. The LORD would get His honor upon Pharaoh and upon all his army, chariots, and upon his horsemen. The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.
The angel of God went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them, and the pillar of the cloud went between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, it was a cloud of darkness to them, but it gave light by night.
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.
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued them and went in the midst of the sea, even all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and his horsemen. The LORD watched the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud and took off their chariot wheels. The Egyptians wanted to flee because they realized that the LORD fought against them.
The LORD told Moses to stretch out his hand over the sea that he waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and they horsemen. And the waters covered the chariots, horsemen and all of Pharaoh Army and none were left.
The LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. Israel saw the great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians; and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and His servant Moses. Exodus 15:20-27
Moses brought Israel from the red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur and they had journey for three days and found no water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink of the water because it was bitter. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, what shall we drink?
Moses cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, when he had cast into the waters the waters were made sweet. The LORD said to Moses; If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will listen to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, The LORD will not put the diseases upon them, which He had brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you. Exodus 16:6-36
Again the children of Israel murmured because they had no food to eat. So the LORD told Moses to speak to them that in the morning they shall be filled with bread; and they shall know that I am the LORD your God. It came to pass that in morning quails came up and covered the camp. The LORD gave the children of Israel manna to eat. Manna was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. The children of Israel ate manna forty years until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.
The congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, and there was no water for the people to drink. Once again they complained to Moses who went to the LORD. Moses was told by the LORD to stand upon the rock in Horeb and smite the rock and water shall come flowing forth. Exodus 17:1-16
What Can This Story Teach Us?
Moses was chosen by the LORD God to lead His people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt. They witnessed the great power of the LORD and He provided everything they needed. Yet they continued to complain and demand more.
There are many people who do the same thing. They receive great blessings from the LORD God yet they demand more and do not appreciate all that the LORD God does for them. It is our responsibility to see the great many blessings we receive in our lives. Then we need to be grateful and thank the LORD for them.
Take time today and count the blessings you have received from the LORD do not forget to mention your loving parents, family, and even friends. Have you remembered to thank the LORD for all your blessings?
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