God goes before us!
When the Israelites left Egypt, they didn’t have any GPS or Waze to tell them where to go. Instead, the Lord went before them and led the way. How?
During the day, He was seen as a pillar of cloud. The pillar of cloud also protects the Israelites from the heat of the sun, especially in the middle of the desert.
During the night, He was seen as a pillar of fire. The pillar of fire provides warmth to the Israelites in the cold of the night.
God went ahead of the Israelites — His presence gave them direction, protection and comfort!
Today, wherever we are and whatever we do, God also goes before us. He will lead us, guide us, protect us and comfort us always!
Jesus is our Deliverer
The Egyptians pursued the Israelites. They thought they had trapped them … out in the desert with the Red Sea blocking their way. The Israelites thought they were goners.
But God opened a way through their biggest obstacle (the Red Sea) for them to pass through safely. And God also used that same obstacle to destroy their enemies (the Egyptians)!
When Jesus was on earth, the devil thought he could destroy him by getting him killed.
What he didn’t expect was that God used the devil’s weapon — death (after all, the devil’s job is to steal, kill and destroy) — to destroy the curse of sin completely.
It’s like the devil threw a slingshot, but the stone came back and hit him in his head!
Jesus’ death on the cross opened the way for us through the waters of sin and death and destroyed the power of Satan over us!
We are free!
Jesus set us free!
We don’t have to do anything except walk in the way He has opened for us!
Jesus is our deliverer!