And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
We serve a God that loves show. He loves to show His power and one of the ways in which He does this is in revealing His glory. God delights in revealing His glory and He does this best when there is an impossible story, like it was in our text today. It seemed so impossible that the children of Israel will be free from the captivity of Egypt, face to face with the Red Sea, it looked like the Egyptian forces will destroy them, but the same path that brought them rescue, God showed up and used to swallow the Egyptians up thereby showing His glory as God. The three Hebrew boys were thrown into a fiery furnace, coming out alive for them was impossible but God showed up, The Fourth Man appeared in the fire, and again, God showed His glory and the entire land was made to worship Him.
God showed forth His glory when Elijah called for a contest with the prophets of baal. He understood the God he was following and did not have the slightest problem challenging the opposition with something that was totally impossible. After giving the prophets of baal ample time to prove that baal was nothing more than a piece of man-made element, he did not work with the dry firewood, he made it more impossible by adding barrels upon barrels of water to the altar, dialed God’s number and God showed up gloriously. The glory returned to God and the end result was that many hearts were turned back to worship Him as the true God. People may have tried and concluded it cannot work, they may have exhausted all known options, but our God steps in and shows Himself as God when all the efforts of men have failed so that no one is in doubt that HE alone is God.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
OLD TESTAMENT: JOB 3 – 4
NEW TESTAMENT: ROMANS 6