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ABILITY

October 31, 2016

Monday

 

Ability, God’s Power

 

Exodus 15:6

 

“Your right hand, O LORD, is majestic in power, Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.

 

LESSON

 

The event at the Red Sea, when the Egyptian army was drowned, was celebrated as a

great military victory achieved by God. It was that event, wherein a new dimension of the nature of God was discovered by the Hebrews (the new understanding is expressed forcefully by the explanation ‘the Lord is a man in battle’), that opened to their understanding the real possibility, if not necessity, of taking possession of the promised land by means of military conquest.

 

The event at the Red Sea served to remind the Israelites and us that our security and hope are ultimately dependent upon the character of God. While their song described the deeds of God in the destruction of their enemies, the song points to the character of God which His actions point to.  God’s goodness, greatness, and faithfulness are the basis for our faith and our hope. Ultimately, we trust a person for his character, and not for his abilities. God is both able and willing to help us in our time of need.

 

Memory Verse: Matthew 25:15

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