Some trust in chariots and some in horses,but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)
In today’s passage we have a battle that exemplifies a real underdog story. In one corner you have the mighty Egyptians. We know they were a powerful army because of their use of chariots. Chariots gave armies of this time an incredible advantage against their opponents. It would be like using a tank against an army on horseback that only used bow and arrow. When it came to strength by the world’s standards the Egyptians had it.
In the other corner you had the Israelites. They were slaves on foot wondering in the desert with their backs against the Red Sea. No military training, no chariots, seemingly no chance. To Pharaoh this was an easy battle that he didn’t expect to lose. However, one factor he forgot was that God was fighting on their behalf. It was an impossible situation for the Israelites but God works in the impossible in order to show His strength and build our faith for his glory.
The Egyptian soldiers stormed toward the Israelites with great confidence in victory. As they moved closer they saw the waters part and the Israelites escaping across the Red Sea. Side note, the moment I saw the waters part I think I would have turned around the Israelites clearly had God on their side. Yet, they continued to chase the Israelites because they were blinded by their own pride. Before the Egyptians knew what hit them they were confused and crushed by the sea. The Egyptians were defeated…not a single soldier survived. All the Israelites did was have enough faith to walk across the dry land. The battle wasn’t won by their strength but by God.
We are faced with battles big and small everyday. How you fight them depends on what you trust in. God always fights on behalf of his children. Do you know Him? Do you trust Him?
Knowledge + Trust= Faith
By: Chad Wiles