The Lord shows both his power and compassion in these chapters. First, he knows the children of Israel are not ready for war, so he does not take them on the most direct route to the Promised Land. At the same time, he uses this as an opportunity to once again put his power on display for Israel and Egypt to see. God brings Israel to the Red Sea and backs them into a corner with the Egyptians coming against them. He stands between them and then parts the waters. He achieves their salvation and works a miracle that is undeniable.
We experience salvation in much the same way. God does all the work and gives us newness of life. We were in an impossible situation but God worked a miracle.
Have you experienced the miracle of God’s salvation?