The Red Sea Rules

Exodus 14 is a good reminder that even when the situation seems bleakest, God is still in control. God is the one who brought the Israelites out of bondage, and he is the one who brought them to that dangerous spot with a mountain behind them, the Red Sea in front of them, and Pharoah’s army blocking the logical path of escape. But God had greater things in store for them. He was going to provide a way that would change the course of history and be talked about for eternity. Robert J. Morgan’s The Red Sea Rules were an encouragement to me at a very difficult time, when I didn’t see a way out. I shared them on Sunday and I’m sharing them again here in the hope that you’ll be encouraged in whatever “hopeless” situation you may find yourself. 

Rule #1: Realize that God means for you to be where you are. (Exodus 14:1-2)

Rule #2: Be more concerned for God’s glory than your relief. (14:3-4)

Rule #3: Acknowledge the enemy, but keep your eyes on the Lord. (14:5-9)

Red Sea Rule #4: Pray! (14:10)

Red Sea Rule #5: Stay calm and confident—give God time to work. (14:13-14)

Red Sea Rule #6: When unsure, just take the next logical step by faith. (14:15)

Red Sea Rule #7: Envision God’s enveloping presence. (14:19-20)

Red Sea Rule #8: Trust God to deliver in His own unique way. (14:21-22)

Red Sea Rule #9: View your current crisis as a faith builder for the future. (14:30-31)

Red Sea Rule #10: Don’t forget to praise him. (15:1-2)

Which of the 10 rules do you need most in your life right now? Would you take a moment to share that with me? How can I pray for you right now? 

About Scott Dunford

Lead Church Planter at Redeemer Church of Silicon Valley and Director of West Coast Mobilization for ABWE International.
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