Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 11:4
And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;
Reflection: The people listened attentively as Moses used the Red Sea story to affirm how and why God will eventually deal a deadly blow to anyone who refuses to leave his loved ones alone. Indeed Moses could not have put it in any better way! You see, the event where God killed all the Egyptian first born sons prior to the departure of Israel from Egypt should have been more than enough for Pharaoh to have stopped pursuing Israel. Besides, on the way to the Red Sea, the pillar of cloud by day and that of fire by night should have again been more than enough clear signals for him to have retreated. Pharaoh proved to be such a defiant enemy. No wonder God had no option than to use the Red Sea to kill and bury the entire Egyptian army. Indeed those who defiantly pursue you and make life so uncomfortable for you shall certainly fall. As long as they have vowed not to let you have your peace, God will utterly deal with them. Isaiah confirmed this when he noted “There is no peace for the wicked,” (Isaiah 48:22). Ask God to deal with any wicked one in your life !
Prayer: Oh Lord, deal with any wicked one in my life. Take away their peace.
Confession: No avowed wicked one in my life shall succeed. I see God utterly overthrow them. Like the Egyptians, they shall be ‘ drowned and buried in the sea’.