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TEXT : “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” - Exodus 14:13, 14.

COMMENT: By positive declarations and specific acts in time of old, God Almighty repeatedly impressed it on His people that there is no way to get help in time of trouble than to trust in Him. A ready case was when the Jews had left Egypt, Pharaoh was moved by the devil to pursue the Israelites with the mind of bringing them back into slavery.  On seeing the host of the Egyptians, the Jews quivered and quaked because of fear as it is written: “And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. And they said unto Moses, ... For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.” (Exodus 14:10-12) Seeing that their faith was failing them, Moses was inspired by God to encourage the people as stated in the text under reference.

In fulfillment of the words of Moses the prophet, God Almighty wrought a great miracle in delivering the Jews in that He used the wind to divide the Rea Sea so that the Jews crossed the dry river bed in one night. But Pharaoh and His host were swallowed up as the river closed up on them. What God did at that time should teach us His people to remain calm in times of crisis and to trust firmly in Him, no matter how extreme the circumstance may look like. - Exodus 14:21-31; 15:1-21

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