A certain Christian traveler was packing his suitcase, about to proceed on a journey. He remarked to a friend: “There is still a little corner left open in which I desire to pack a guidebook, a lamp, a mirror, a telescope, a book of poems, a number of biographies, a bundle o … More
The shortest way to Palestine was through the territory of the Philistines in the direction of Beersheba. God chose to lead His people, not on the nearest way, but the way that was best for them (vv. 17-18), just as He does today. He led them southward, instead of eastward, by way of Etham to the western edge of the Red Sea (vv. 19-20).
Moses had heard of Joseph’s request that his bones be taken from Egypt so he honored that request. Joseph dying words had been, “God will come to your rescue, and when He does, be sure to take along my bones." Doubtless the coffin containing his embalmed body (Gen. 50:26) became a rallying point for the Hebrews in their wilderness wanderings.
The Israelites were supernaturally guided by a pillar of cloud in the daytime, which became a pillar of fire by night. God always makes His way clear to those who are willing to follow. In some ways this pillar typified the Holy Spirit as it provided the following:
This way the Lord could lead them at all times, whether day or night.
It is so easy for me to ask God to bless my plans when I need to be seeking how I can fit into His plans for my life.
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Exodus 10:1-20The Plague of Locusts
Exodus 10:21-29The Plague of Darkness
Exodus 11:1-10The Death of The First Born
Exodus 12:1-14The Passover
Exodus 12:15-24The Celebration of The Passover
Exodus 12:25-36The Largest Mass Funerals in World History
Exodus 12:37-51Two Million Children of Israel Leave Egypt
Exodus 13:1-16The Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 13:17-22God Led The Israelites by a Cloud And by Fire
Exodus 14:1-14Hebrew Children Trapped at The Red Sea
Exodus 14:15-31The Israelites Crossed The Red Sea And The Egyptians Drown
Exodus 15:1-21The Praise by Moses For Deliverance
Exodus 15:22-27The Provision of Water at Marah
Exodus 16:1-13God Told Moses he Would Rain Bread From Heaven
Exodus 16:14-22Manna Was Easily Accessible
Exodus 16:23-36The First Mention of The Sabbath