God Parted the Seas for You

Desiring God | 9/21/2018 | Marshall Segal
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If only we could see the seas God held back to deliver us from sin, how much more prone might we be to stop and sing about his majesty?

We can only comprehend a fraction of the power of Satan, the hideousness of our sin, and the fury of ****. Before Christ pulled us from the stormy waves, Satan ruled over every fiber and impulse of our being, leading us on the path of death with his breadcrumb trail of lies. Before God sent his Son to the cross, and broke into our lives by his Spirit, sin filled our souls like water in a sinking ship, drowning our hope with our own filth. Before we received the gift of faith — and through faith forgiveness, joy, and eternal life — **** stood taller than the tallest wave in the worst hurricane, threatening a pain we cannot imagine that gets worse every day forever.

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But God parted the seas, calmed the waves, and raised our sinking ship to life. And he has placed us safe on solid ground.

Moses sings in Exodus 15 because God has done a miracle, rescuing his people from an enemy far bigger and stronger than them, parting the Red Sea for them, and then destroying Egypt’s army precisely where Israel walked safely. Moses celebrates, “When the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea” (Exodus 15:19).

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Has there ever been a more stunning picture of our salvation? Soldiers in chariots press God’s people from behind while the seas rage before them. They are lodged between deaths, suddenly even more aware of their weakness and desperation. Escape is improbable....
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