God’s Reminders to Israel

Isaiah 43:16-17. Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

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God, in His statement to Israel about Who He is, reminded them of how He made a path through the Red Sea, enabling them to walk across on dry land.  Note, DRY land, not muddy or mucky.  A firm path over dry land.

In verse 17, He described how He destroyed the Egyptian army that was trying to recapture Israel. As they followed the Israelites  across the Red Sea, once all the Israelites were safely on the other side, God allowed the waters to come crashing back down over  the Egyptian army, with its horses and chariots,  drowning them all and destroying the might and power of Egypt.

What a dramatic scene!  How horrified the Egyptian army must have been when they realized the error they had made; as their horses foundered in the rush of water, and their chariots got mired in the bottom of the sea.

 

5 thoughts on “God’s Reminders to Israel

  1. anie

    horrified, yes…this is really one of the dramatic scenes… but well you know what I think about a punishing god…for me it is a opposition to all-knowing, all-powerful and omnipresent and over all to merciful.

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      1. anie

        Oh yes I will never veto this. But this does not justify a punishing god… god and punishment are two things that do not go together for me… I agree that the nature I believe firm that you get back what you give… so maybe the egyptian got just back…. but for me this is a law of nature that god created to make us learn, not because he failed in his creation of human and had to correct it with punishment…. but I know the Bille want the whole story little different….

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      2. Maybe it would help you to think of it in terms of behavior and consequences. There are always consequences for both good and bad behavior. We choose to do wrong, we’re also choosing the unavoidable consequence of our behavior.

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      3. anie

        Yes this fits for me… than we just stick in the question what is good and what is bad… and therefore it is of course a very good thing to take Jesus as a ideal. But it will not work always because we are human with longings and dreams. So what is with all this People who decided a way in their life like abortion, separation, loving a married person, taking what not belonged to them… because they want change life? You consult people in question like this I know. May be you will say o. K. The separation is o. K. If the men abuse the woman and hit her for example…. but what gives us the right to decide and judge the situation? For me I think abortion would never be a question, but I understand and feel with woman who do…. not because they were victims of rape but because they have their inner fight and they have their decision which they made…. the reason is something between this woman and her conscience/ god.

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