“Be still and know that I am God.”

Exodus 14:13-15

I. Picture the Scene of this text:

God’s people were on the move from bondage to the Promised Land.
  • In front of them— was a raging sea.
  • To the rear of them was Pharaoh’s army.
  • God’s people were hemmed in and fear had set in.

In the midst of fear— Moses was saying to the people, “Fear not.”  Verse 13.

Regardless of the problem that confronts you and I— God’s message is always, “Fear not.” Verse 13.
In Psalm 46:10, we read the following, “Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Read Psalm 27:3, Psalm 118:6, and Isaiah 43:1-2
Yes, the Israelites had fear. As they looked at their front, they saw a raging sea, and as they looked behind to an army chasing them.
Fear- One of the worst nightmares people can face.

II. What does fear do for you and I?

  • Worry
  • Making rash and hurried decisions
  • Striking out at people
  • Physical sickness
  • Ignoring God
  • Withdrawal into a shell of depression
  • To give up hope

III. What are you and I to do when fear strikes?

Turn to Jesus— He can and will bring peace and joy to our lives.  He can deliver us from fear.
John 14:27, 2 Timothy 1:7, Romans 8:35, 37-39

IV. What was God’s challenge to the Israelites?

Verses 13-14- Stand still— watch the salvation of the Lord.
Yes, a roaring sea was in front of them and Pharoah’s army behind them.  The natural reaction was to flee, and God’s leader says, “Stand still or be still and watch God at work.”
That same challenge applies to you and I in the midst of this pandemic.  God is saying to you and I— “Don’t cave in.”  Believe 2 Timothy 1:7.

V. What was the command of God to the Israelites? Move forward.

Read Exodus 14:13-15
People- There comes a times in our lives— even when fear has gotten a hold on us— that we are to rise and go forth, be diligent, and be steadfast.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Galatians 6:9
Conclusion: Is your life gripped with fear?
Think on what the Psalmist said in Psalm 118:6.
Spend one on one time reading and meditating on Psalm 91.
During these times, God’s church is not closed.  It is deployed on a great mission.
I am thankful that we have Facebook, YouTube, Live Streaming, and our Church Website.  Yes— we are deployed on mission.
Miss Seeing You,
Bro. Don