Psalm 114:1a (NKJV) When Israel went out of Egypt.
(Psalm 114) recounts Israel’s Exodus from Egypt. It tells us that when this happened some extraordinary things took place. The sea fled, the Jordan River was driven back, the earth trembled, and a fountain of water flowed from the rock. But all these amazing things aren’t the real focus of this Psalm.
Instead, the Psalmist points us to the power of the presence of God, which is the reason the sea fled, the earth trembled, and the fountain flowed. Israel’s power came from God’s presence, not from the miraculous events that it produced. It was Him in them that made all the difference: Judah became His sanctuary, and Israel His dominion. (Psalms 114:2 NKJV)
Now, there’s a direct parallel between Israel’s exodus from Egypt and the life of the child of God. Israel represents us, and Egypt represents the old life of bondage in sin. The exodus represents our leaving that life and following the Lord’s leading to a better land, a better life. Where do you stand in today’s message?
With that in mind, we need to remember that in the life of the believer, our power comes from God’s presence in us and not in any external sources, miracles or signs. Those things may very well happen: life-long addictions may be overcome and giants may fall. But as (Psalm 114) shows us, it’s God’s presence that produces the powerful results that surround us, not the other way around.
As we take this pilgrimage through this life, filled with obstacles and temptations, we can’t be reminded enough that everything goes back to the presence of the Lord. Without it, we will not get any further in our journey just as Israel wouldn’t have. But as we also see from Israel’s example, when God is with us, nothing can stop us.
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