In Exodus 14, the Lord hardens Pharaoh’s heart so that Pharaoh and his army chase after the Israelites.  The Israelites begin to complain against Moses for bringing them out into the desert to die at the hand of the Egyptians.  Moses, told them to, “Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today.”  The Lord parted the red sea for the Israelites to walk across on dry ground and when the Egyptian army was in the sea bed, HE caused the waters to come crashing down on them so that not one survived.  Twice in this chapter the Lord says that he will “be honored through Pharaoh and all his army (vv. 4, 17).”  The Lord is not intimidated by the rebellion of Pharaoh or any man and the Lord can even use their rebellion for His honor and glory.  The Lord was also not intimidated by the rebellion of the Jews in Jesus day or their putting Jesus to death.  In fact the Lord was honored by the death of Jesus, for it paid for the sins of men, women, boys and girls from all over the world.  Lord, by Your grace, use my life for Your honor and glory.

– Bryan McKenzie

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