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Exodus 14:1-31

Exodus 14:1-31


1. The Israelites felt that they were between a hard and rock place

(a) They questioned their decision to leave Egypt (verse 11)
(b) They questioned their leader (verse 12)
(c) They became fearful (verse 13)

2. It was God who orchestrated their situation

(a) Apparent aimless wandering (verses 1-3)
(b) Stirring Pharaoh to pursue the people of Israel (verses 5-9)
(c) Bringing the people of Israel to a place of “no escape” (verse 10)

3. God’s three important attributes are revealed in this passage

(a) God is the Saviour (verse 13)
(b) God fights for His people (verse 14)
(c) God is the protector (verses 19-20)

4. God provided salvation to the people of Israel and reversed their predicament (verses 30-31)

5. Four Lessons from Exodus 14

(a) When God calls His people for any task, they need not be without challenges
(b) When a certain situation is not in your control, do not try to solve it because God may be revealing Himself to you—it is the time to stay still (verse 14)
(c) Obstacles and challenges give you a better understanding of God (Exodus 15)
(d) When you face challenges, do not blame others

6. Jesus’ disciples faced similar situation in the Sea of Galilee (Mark 6:45-52)

(a) Unable to make progress (one step forward and two steps backward)
(b) The wind was against them
(c) Unable to maneuver in their familiar place

7. Jesus used (orchestrated) their situation to reveal to them that He is YHWH

8. Take Away

Give complete control to God and follow His leading

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at