Stand still

Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.” – Exodus 14:13

We know the story: God parts the Red Sea, the Israelites cross on dry land, and Pharaoh’s charging army is destroyed when the sea walls collapse on them.

Moses’ address also was prophetic, pointing to a future deliverance: the crucifixion of the Son of God. The Hebrew word for salvation in the Exodus passage above, Yeshua, is Jesus’ Hebrew name. Moses’ words at the Red Sea – “stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD” – could have been repeated at Calvary. Today is Nisan 14, the Hebrew date Yeshua, the Passover Lamb, was crucified in Jerusalem. Those watching stood still and saw the salvation of the LORD.

The Israelites were in bondage both times – from slavery and sin – and God came to the rescue.

Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a retired newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth

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