13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didst Thou lead Thy people, to make Thyself a glorious name.
Continuing on His theme of recalling Israel’s history, and of leading them out of Egypt, God compares them to a sure-footed horse as He led them through the wilderness, making sure they would not stumble. Along the way, God provided rest for them just as He did the beasts of the forest.
He took such good care of His people because He had a greater purpose for them, as He had promised them; He would, through them, make His Name glorious throughout the earth.
These last few verses are a fascinating combination of God’s history with Israel as well as His planned future for them. I am reminded again that God is not bound by time, as we are. He has no calendar to restrict His plans. He knows the beginning and the end, as well as all the activities between. For Him, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day (II Peter 3:8).