Pharaoh finally, after the ten plagues, told the Israelites to leave Egypt. Then he changed his mind and said, “What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us” (Exodus 14:5). He quickly organized an army to pursue them. His army consisted of hundreds of chariots.
The Israelites had been guided by the Lord to a place where, without supernatural assistance, they would have been in an absolutely hopeless situation if attacked by the well-armed Egyptian army. They were surrounded by mountains on the west and south, the sea on the east, and the approaching Egyptian army on the north.
From a human standpoint, their situation was indeed desperate. They lost their faith in Moses and expressed the wish that they were back in Egypt as slaves. Moses said unto the people, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah” (Ex. 14:13). Moses commanded the people to cooperate with God, do their part, and a way of salvation could be found. They had something they were to do, and God would then do what He was prepared to do!
The proof that they had something to do is found in this verse, “And the Lord said unto Moses, wherefore criest they unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, THAT THEY GO FORWARD” (Ex. 14:5). They were commanded to do their part and move forward!
When God makes an offer, we must accept it. The Israelites were delivered from the bondage of Egypt and saved at the Red Sea, because they trusted in the Lord and followed his instructions to “GO FORWARD.”
This lesson from the Old Testament was written for our learning and admonition (Rom. 15:4). This lesson furnishes us today with clear evidence of the fact that however desperate the situation may be, as it appears from a human standpoint, God is able to cause us to triumph if we will do our part. We should not concern ourselves with how God will be able to accomplish His will but should be solely concerned in whether or not we are doing our part.
How can we do our part in the upcoming election? As Christians we need to elect people who will have the courage to help get us out from under the despotism of our judicial oligarchy! This is clearly an out-of-control judiciary who have imposed their moral views about sexual deviancy on our entire nation. We need to cast our votes and elect those who will challenge the lawlessness of the courts and help return us to the Rule of Law and the Rule of God!
Now is the time to do our part, take our stand and vote for what is right and for Christian values. We need to decide which party supports these values and vote for that political party. The Bible is full of examples of how God used imperfect leaders to accomplish His will (Xerxes, Nebuchadnezzar).
We must do our part in voting for the candidate who doesn’t support political correctness but uses common sense and the Biblical view. Good leaders cannot rule unless Christians help elect them (Prov. 14:34).
---- Earl Sutton