The 400 years of slavery that God’s people endured in Egypt are instructive for us today. Slavery itself can be an object lesson about the slavery to sin that human beings endure daily. We are constantly bombarded with the insults and injuries of this world’s pharaoh, the devil, who would rather endure God’s retribution than let us be free from spiritual slavery.
One of the most encouraging aspects of the exodus from Egypt is that the Lord did not give up on the process of liberating Israel because of Pharaoh’s insolence. God did not even allow the people’s complaints in the wilderness to intimidate Him into leaving them in captivity. The Red Sea, royal armies, and impossible odds were no match for God. His purpose was to show the world that all things are possible with Him. He wanted His people to know that He would deliver them by any means necessary.
Your Deliverance Has Come
Are you bogged down with the unfortunate reality of bondage to sin? Does it seem that the Lord has brought you to a desert to die? Do you often feel that it was better when you served sin in your spiritual Egypt? The Lord is saying to your soul, “I have brought you out of bondage for a purpose.” You see, God did not go through all of the twists and turns of leading the exodus only to allow the people to wither and die. The Promised Land was in view. If they had been faithful to Him, in His strength, they all would have entered.
When the temptation comes to believe the struggle with sin is too difficult to bear, look up to heaven and reach out in faith to your Divine Deliverer. Look upon Jesus and live, knowing that that ole serpent, the devil, cannot harm you with his deadly venom if God is on your side. Look to Jesus and live! Have faith. God will bring you out!
“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” (Exodus 20:2).