After the Israelites were finally able to leave Egypt, Pharaoh and his army chased them. When the soldiers caught up to them, the Israelites were scared and said they would rather serve the Egyptians than die in the wilderness. Even after they had seen God’s power in the plagues He used to get Pharaoh to let them go, the Israelites still doubted God and complained to Moses. “And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.” (Exodus 14:13) This time He showed them His power by parting the Red Sea to allow them to cross safely. We can read this and wonder how the Israelites could have such little faith in God after all He had done for them. We know God’s power and how He always takes care of His people, but are we ever guilty of doubting His plan like the Israelites did?
Today’s reading: Exodus 13-15