Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Exodus

Quick post...Been studying the beginnings of the exodus of the children of Israel out from Egypt to Mount Sinai...It's been very inspiring in many ways, and I've especially enjoyed many of the commentary on this particular part of the Old Testament. I don't have time to write out all of my inspiration, but I figured I could share this excerpt from C.A. Coates, "An Outline of the Book of Exodus." The children of Israel have just passed through the Red Sea...

"We are naturally inclined to suppose that if redeemed and under the favour of God, and walking under the Lordship and leading of Christ, all will go very smoothly. But it is not so. You may find something that you have been accustomed to all your life withdrawn -- some natural source of comfort and refreshment fails you altogether. You feel it deeply -- God means you to feel it -- but it brings home to you how much you have been dependent on things which are not God. He is saying "I have shown you plainly that I am for you; I have destroyed every power that sought to hinder My blessing you; I have purchased and redeemed you for Myself; I have told you what My love and favour will do for you. Now I want you to be altogether dependent upon Me for everything; I want to take the place of every natural resource in the confidence of your heart." 
C.A. Coates