God commanded the children of Israel to head southward. This would
make Pharaoh think that they were confused. Pharaoh would also think
that he could defeat them and bring them back into slavery.
God wanted Pharaoh to try to defeat Israel so that He could show
some of His power by conquering them.
Pharaoh assembled a big army and caught up to Israel. Israel saw
Pharaoh's army and was afraid. But Moses told them not to be afraid.
God would save them from the Egyptians.
The Angel of God moved from in front of Israel to the rear making
a cloud of darkness over the Egyptians and a cloud of fire over
God told Moses to raise his hand over the sea. Moses obeyed God
and a strong east wind blew and parted the Red Sea so that Israel
walked across the sea on dry land. The next morning, the Egyptians
started crossing the Red Sea, but God told Moses to raise his hand
again so that the water returned and killed the Egyptians.
Israel rejoiced and sang a song praising God. They were thankful
for their salvation.
1. Why did God command Israel to head southward?
2. How did God show some of His power?
3. Was Israel afraid when they saw Pharaoh's army? What did Moses
tell them to do?
4. How did God save Israel?
5. How did God destroy the Egyptians?
6. Why did the Israelites sing a song after God saved them?
7. Did the Israelites have to obey God to be saved?
8. Do we have to obey God to be saved?
9. Should we be thankful for salvation?