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Sunday Psalm: God Dries the Soaked
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We like Psalms, you like alliteration… thus, the Sunday Psalm is born. Every Sunday we’ll give you a new Psalm. It’s that simple.
9 He commanded the Red Sea to dry up.
He led Israel across the sea as if it were a desert. 10 So he rescued them from their enemies
and redeemed them from their foes. 11 Then the water returned and covered their enemies;
not one of them survived.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry,
and he led them through the deep as through a desert.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea so that it dried up on the spot-he paraded them right through!-no one so much as got wet feet!
9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up;
he led them through the depths as through a desert.
9 تا قوّت خود را بشناس.آنان را از چنگ خصم نجات بخشید
(Persian NMV. April Fools, suckas)
As you can see, I have repeated verse nine multiple times for emphasis.
In and of itself, Psalm 106 is a marvelous history lesson on the Exodus and God should be praised for all that he did to provide for Israelites. As it says in v.12, “He saved them from a life of oppression, pried them loose from the grip of the enemy.” The method that God used to free the Israelites is where it gets crazy, in my opinion. Look at verse nine, again:
“He commanded the Red Sea to dry up. He led Israel across the sea as if it were a desert.”
WHAT. That’s ridiculous.
The Message translation uses this language: “so that it dried up on the spot” and “no one so much as got wet feet.”
Can we just stop and think about how great God is? He made a way for the Israelites by drying up the Red Sea instantaneously. No one so much as got wet feet. This stands out to me.
I live about 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. Every day, I get to see God’s giant, magnificent, wet splendor. As such, I often encounter how wet his great ocean is, and it’s striking; especially compared to the hot, hot sand.
Where I live, there is a section of sand that runs adjacent to the inlet and a neighboring resort, leading to the water. It is the deepest section of beach on the entire island, and in order to get to the water, you have to trek over this hot sand for what seems like decades. When your feet finally hit that cool, salty surf, there’s no better feeling. This is the imagery in my head.
I picture the great Atlantic, soaked for all its’ worth, dried up like that patch of beach in an instant. No one got their feet wet.
This is a God who has the capability to dry the seas. He can work for you.
Compare and contrast the qualities of the sand and the surf. Picture how different they are and how powerful God is to remove one from the other.
[box_download]If you have the opportunity, find some sand and pour some water onto it (salt works well if you’re not a beachgoer). Now try to separate what’s wet from what’s dry. Thank God one million times for his power. Repeat.[/box_download]
About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
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––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)