But lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it…
I. PROTECTION AT THE RED SEA.
1. The nature of the protection.
2. The all. sufficiency of the protection.
II. DELIVERANCE THROUGH THE RED SEA.
1. Its means, A blending of the human and the Divine.
2. Its method.
(1) Obedience a condition of deliverance.
(2) Nothing can harm the obedient soul (ver. 29).
III. THE ENEMY DESTROYED IN THE RED SEA.
1. The superinducing cause. The daring persistency of Pharaoh brought him and his hosts into danger. So even with sinners. "Thou hast destroyed thyself."
2. God left Pharaoh and his hosts to themselves in the peril.
3. God caused the waters to return to their normal state.
(1) If we stand in the way of danger, we have no one to blame but ourselves for the consequences.
(2) Every sinner places himself in the way of peril.Lessons:
1. Pharaoh undertook what no one has ever succeeded in — to fight against God.
2. Moses placed himself and Israel in a relation to God, in which no one has ever failed.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.