Get Moving!

Series: Our Next Guest | Week 14: The Scenic Route

Day Three Exodus 14:15-20

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! 16 Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground. 17 And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they will charge in after the Israelites. My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his troops, his chariots, and his charioteers. 18 When my glory is displayed through them, all Egypt will see my glory and know that I am the Lord!”

19 Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to the rear of the camp. The pillar of cloud also moved from the front and stood behind them. 20 The cloud settled between the Egyptian and Israelite camps. As darkness fell, the cloud turned to fire, lighting up the night. But the Egyptians and Israelites did not approach each other all night.
– Exodus 14:15-20 (NLT)

1. How do you hear God’s question and command to Moses in verse 15?
2. What happens when God’s glory is on display according to verse 18?
3. What two things move to the rear of the Israelites and why (verses 19-20)?

Moses has just told the Israelites not to fear, that God will fight for them, which is true. They’re going to witness a miracle of God parting a sea in just a minute! But God answers Moses' prayer by saying, “Get moving!” Do you sense God saying anything similar to you right now? You’ve prayed and now it’s time to get moving? Stepping out in faith can be terrifying when you don’t know what’s on the other side, but missing out on a miracle could be the consequence of doing nothing. Spend some time now asking God how He might be asking you to step out, and then go do it.

For Further Reading: Read more about the angel and pillar in verses 19-20

For Families with Kids at Home
Ask your kids, “What’s one thing you think God might be asking you to do that scares you?” Maybe it’s being nice to the kid who’s all alone or doing the right thing when it would be easier to go along with everyone else. Sometimes God calls us to do something even if we’re scared. But He also reassures us that He’ll be right there with us. Just like with the Israelites, God goes ahead of us to make a way, and He goes behind us to protect us!

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