And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day…
These words contain God's command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. "Stand still." Despair whispers, "Lie down and die; give it all up." But God would have us put on a cheerful courage, and even in our worst times rejoice in His love and faithfulness. Cowardice says, "Retreat, go back to the worldling's way of action; you cannot play the Christian's part, it is too difficult. Relinquish your principles." But, however much Satan may urge this course upon you, you cannot follow it, if you are a child of God. The Divine fiat has bid thee go from strength to strength, and so thou shalt; and neither death nor hell shall turn thee from thy course. Precipitancy says, "Do something; stir yourself — to stand still and wait is sheer idleness." We must be doing something at once. Presumption boasts, "If the sea be before you, march into it and expect a miracle." But Faith listens neither to Presumption, nor to Despair, nor to Cowardice, nor to Precipitancy, but it hears God say, "STAND STILL," and immovable as a rock it stands.
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
WEB: Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again.