His Clear Promise

Israel saw the great power that the Lord used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord. – Exodus 14:31


In centuries past, scientists observed, tested and described scientific laws which give light to the advances made today. Isaac Newton’s law of gravitational force becomes apparent if you slip and fall, but it is also useful in putting satellites in orbit. His laws of motion, Einstein’s theory of general relativity and Archimedes’ Buoyancy Principle are among the top ten scientific theories recommended for learning. But when an action goes against the scientific principle, what is the cause?

The people of Israel witnessed the plagues used by God against the Egyptians but when, at the Lord’s direction, Moses lifted his staff over the Red Sea, the waters parted, and the people crossed over on dry land, they understood more fully the great power of their Lord. It would not be the last time the hand of God would rule over creation. In the midst of battle, Joshua asked for the sun and moon to stand still in the sky so he could complete his defeat of the Amorites, and it was so (Joshua 10:14).

Israel stood in awe of the Lord and believed in Him. His power on their behalf was proof of His love for and protection of them. Years later when a remnant would return from Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple, God’s promise was clear, “My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not” (Haggai 2:5). It is no different today. When you think of the turmoil in government and the election to come, it can be distressing. Do your part for good, but rely on Him to accomplish His plan. God is in control. Believe in Him and the power of His Spirit. Then praise Him for He cares for you.

Today’s Verse: Exodus 14:31

Israel saw the great power that the Lord used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Isaiah 63:7-14

I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,
    the praises of the Lord,
according to all that the Lord has granted us,
    and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
For he said, “Surely they are my people,
    children who will not deal falsely.”
    And he became their Savior.
In all their affliction he was afflicted,
    and the angel of his presence saved them;
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
    he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

10 But they rebelled
    and grieved his Holy Spirit;
therefore he turned to be their enemy,
    and himself fought against them.
11 Then he remembered the days of old,
    of Moses and his people.
Where is he who brought them up out of the sea
    with the shepherds of his flock?
Where is he who put in the midst of them
    his Holy Spirit,
12 who caused his glorious arm
    to go at the right hand of Moses,
who divided the waters before them
    to make for himself an everlasting name,
13     who led them through the depths?
Like a horse in the desert,
    they did not stumble.
14 Like livestock that go down into the valley,
    the Spirit of the Lord gave them rest.
So you led your people,
    to make for yourself a glorious name.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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