The Great One
Read Exodus 14:21-29
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land.
~ Exodus 14:21 (NIV)
The great work of deliverance is attributed to God and God alone. Literally, the passage refers to “the mighty hand of the Lord” (v. 31), which powerfully acted on behalf of his people and broke the shackles of their slavery. The people clearly understood the might of God displayed in this act because they responded in awestruck fear. The great work of a great God propelled Israel into their subsequent journey toward the promised land.
Throughout human history the strong arm of the Lord has worked on behalf of his people. He gave them victory and delivered them from the dire circumstances caused by their sinful rebellion (Psalm 89:13; 118:15–24), foreshadowing the climactic moment when God broke into human history through the person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus’ perfect life, substitutionary death and victorious resurrection accomplish a far greater work of deliverance than the exodus from Egypt. Christ’s work accomplished a “great” salvation for all his people (Hebrews 2:3). Like the nation of Israel responded, our proper response to the great work accomplished by this great God is awestruck worship.
Jesus, I worship you with awestruck reverence. My words fail to express how much I love, adore, thank and praise you. Amen.In Jesus,
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The great work of deliverance is attributed to God and God alone.