Scripture Reading: Exodus 15:9-10
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind; the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Reflections: The Israelites’ crossing of the Red Sea and the Egyptian army’s destruction of the same body of water is one of the most remarkable supernatural interventions recorded in the Bible. Moses opens his account by directing our attention to the Egyptians’ concession that, with their powerful weapons, they will pursue and capture the Israelites and return them to servitude. The Israelites lacked this weaponry and were more likely to fall into Egyptian hands. However, once they had crossed the sea, with the Egyptian army trailing behind, an odd occurrence occurred. As soon as Moses extended his staff towards the sea, the water body covered up and consequently killed all the Egyptians. The Egyptians’ bragging was short-lived, demonstrating that God, not man, holds ultimate sovereignty. God has the last word!
Prayer: Dear Lord, you are fantastic. You always have the last word. Let this bring the plans of my enemies to an abrupt end.
Confession: God has the last word!