Thursday, August 18, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 14

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

Looking North to Elat from the Israel side of the Red Sea. Off in the distance you can see Mountains of Edom in Jordan. This shoreline contains some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with an amazing variety of sea life. Be sure to click on the link at the end of the blog to learn about amazing coral formations resembling chariot wheels found on the bottom of the Red Sea. Exodus 14:25 tells us that God took off the wheels of the Egyptian chariots.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. NKJV


Hemmed in between the sea and the mountains with water before them and Pharaoh’s forces behind them, Israel meets their first big test of faith – and it appears that all except Moses are in a state of panic. Moses obeys God and God’s people learn the lesson we need to learn also. The NIV translation puts it this way, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” As long as we have the means to resist evil ourselves, we must do so. When we can do nothing, our duty is to wait patiently, quietly, courageously moving forward when God prompts us. Moses probably did not know how God would deliver, but he had no doubt that God would make a way. The words “boldness” (verse 8) and “very afraid” (verse 10) describe the changing feelings of the people. We should not be led by our emotions but by God’s Word. God says to Moses, “Tell the people to go forward” (verse 15).


Lord God, speak Your Word to me today through my Bible reading, through a godly leader, or a brother or sister in faith, or by Your “still small Voice” (1 Kings 19:12). Having heard from You, Lord, I am moving forward. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


Someone said to an old preacher, “If you believed that God told you to jump through that brick wall, would you jump?” The preacher replied, “Yes, it would be my job to jump. It’s God’s job to make the hole in the wall!” I heard someone else say, “We must attempt things for God that are so humanly impossible that they will surely fail if God is not in them.” I, for one, want them to fail if God is not in them. I have said many times, “We have to be willing to trip and fall, and be made to look like the biggest fool ever, if we are to accomplish all that God wants us to do.” Over the years at the Crossroads ministry, God has done things that were humanly impossible. Sometimes I’ve championed losing causes, but I’d much rather look like a fool than fail to “go forward.” Crossroads/100 Huntley Street is “moving forward under the leadership of our Deborah (biblical leader found in the book of Judges), Lorna Dueck.” Check out yesterday’s and today’s 100 Huntley Street telecast at “”.

Yours, moving forward,


P.S. Last week my son Ron attached to the blog the most amazing scientific research documentary about the “Exodus.” I’m asking him to put it on again today in case you missed it or in case you did not have time to share it with family members and others who may be sceptical as to the historical reliability of the Scriptures (click here). It was reported online recently that the Egyptian Department of Antiquities have now found many more remains of Pharaoh’s army on the sea bottom.


10 thoughts on “Thursday, August 18, 2016

  1. Oh, that You would fight for us, dear Lord. How blessed are we, indeed. Listening to Your still small voice, and holding to the truth of Your Holy Word, our loving God. Where would we be, without You? The rock of our salvation–to You, do we cling. We claim patient and trusting faith to overcome the storm by remaining strong in You. Wishing all saints a most blessed day, in the Lord.

    I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    Psalm 34:4 KJV

    Let the Waters Rise, MIKESCHAIR

      • The link to The Exodus of Israel out of Egypt is EXCELLENT! What a great follow-up to your blog, David. I have been tracking with you since the beginning of the 100 Words blog. Happy belated birthday to you and Norma-Jean. The Lord bless and keep you strong till the end of your time here.

  2. The key verse is one of my favourites, and very similar to 2 Chronicles 20:17 where King Jehoshaphat was facing a scary and “impossible ” situation (but not impossible to God!). Also, thank you David for sharing from your personal experience that everything does not always go smoothly.

  3. Happy Blessed Birthday
    David and Norma Jean
    Our birthday Card is missing
    But please know
    Our heartfelt good wishes and Gods richest blessing to you both
    And Thank you David and Norma Jean for your wise counsel and support
    Gods love
    Sharon and Ron Carlson

  4. What a reassuring word “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace”. One I chose to hold on to today, in all my ways to acknowledge Him and He has directed my path. For “this is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in Him”.

    What a beautiful shade of blue/green in the photo…thank you Reynold. I viewed the link of the chariot wheels formation found at the bottom of the Red Sea exposed out of the coral reef covering. Amazing!!

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