By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage
The Israelites and Moses seemed to be continuously bumbling their way through the escape from the Egyptians. Their big mistake was continually forgetting how it was that they got freedom and who it was who would bring them through the desert.
Condemning them for this foolishness would be easy. Surely, we have more faith; surely we are not that forgetful. It is common for us to depend upon our own strength and our own righteousness. When we start to think like this, we fall into the same trap that the Israelites did; we fail to see our need for the mercy and provision of God.
We are taught to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, to depend upon our own strength. Instead, we need to remember who it is who strengthens and encourages us.
In this festal season, let us not forget that it is by the grace of God through His Son Jesus Christ that we are redeemed an [...]