Wednesday, May 20, 2009

daily text 05/20

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
"Not so much as one among them was let remain." (Exodus 14:28)

Jehovah's assurance of protecting his people was implicit in his promise that he would deliver them from Egypt and let them enter the Promised Land. Recall that the enraged Pharaoh pursued Israel with his powerful army, equipped with hundreds of chariots. How confident that arrogant man must have been, especially when the Israelites appeared to be trapped between the mountains and the sea! Now God stepped in to protect his people by stationing a cloud between the two camps. On the Egyptian side was darkness; on the Israelite side was light. While the cloud stalled the Egyptian advance, Moses lifted his rod and the waters of the Red Sea parted, providing both an escape path for the Israelites and a trap for the Egyptians. Jehovah utterly destroyed Pharaoh's mighty military machine, protecting His people from certain defeat. -Exodus 14:19-28
(Watchtower issue: 11/01/07, 1:7)