Moses and the Red Sea

“By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned” (Hebrews 11:29).

Jehovah is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of every heart (Hebrews 4:12). When He opened a passage of dry land through the Red Sea, He discerned the faith Moses and the Israelites had from the lack of faith within the Egyptians. These two spiritual conditions are not the same.

Though 80 years old, Moses had never witnessed the parting of any body of water so that a multitude of people could walk into the midst of the sea on dry ground with walls of water on the right hand and left. Yet, this is exactly what happened (Exodus 14:22) when the salvation of the Lord was accomplished (Exodus 14:13). When Moses believed and obeyed God’s command to tell the children of Israel to go forward and then lifted up his rod and stretched out his hand over the sea, a path of salvation was provided (Exodus 14:16).

At the Red Sea, Israel was saved by its faith and baptism into Moses (1 Cor. 10:2) and the Egyptians were overthrown in its midst (Exodus 14:27).

Over three thousand years ago, an obedient faith separated the saved from the destroyed.

It still does (Mark 16:16).

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