Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Exodus)

My Song In The Night (Exodus)
Day 84

Text: Exodus 14: 1-4


Exodus 14:1-4

1. Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between
Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.’
4 Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honour over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD.” And they did so.


1. Instructions to Moses

a. The problem with the Pharaoh was not yet fully resolved.
b. Pharaoh may have regretted the decision he made to release the children of Israel.
c. He would attempt to capture them.

2. The children of Israel

a. He must speak to them and direct them.
b. They are to camp at a place that was opposite the sea.

3. The Pharaoh’s plans

a. God knew what the Pharaoh was thinking.
b. His reasoning was revealed to Moses.
i. The children of Israel were bewildered by the land.
ii. They have never been out of Egypt.
iii. They did not know where they were going or what they were doing.
c. Pharaoh would feel that the children of Israel were trapped.
i. The Sea was in front of them.
ii. The Egyptian army was behind them.
iii. He thought that they were foolish to take the long route to Canaan.

4. God’s plans

a. God had His own plans and they are far superior.
b. He would continue to harden Pharaoh’s heart.
c. He would indeed pursue the children of Israel.
d. The long route chosen was not wrong or foolish.
e. God would deal Egypt one final blow.
i. He would gain honour.
ii. He would gain victory.
iii. The Egyptians would know most definitely that He is the LORD.

经文:出埃及记 14:1-4


《出埃及记 14:1-4》
2 “你吩咐以色列人转回,安营在比哈希录前、密夺和海的中间,对着巴力洗分,靠近海边安营。
3 法老必说:‘以色列人在地中绕迷了,旷野把他们困住了。’

4 我要使法老的心刚硬,他要追赶他们,我便在法老和他全军身上得荣耀,埃及人就知道我是耶和华。”于是以色列人这样行了。


1. 对摩西的指示

a. 与法老的问题尚未完全解决
b. 法老可能对他释放以色列人的决定感到遗憾
c. 他会试图抓住他们

2. 以色列人

a. 他必须吩咐他们并指导他们
b. 他们要在海对岸安营

3. 法老的计划

a. 上帝知道法老的思想
b. 他的推理向摩西启示了
i. 以色列人在地中绕迷了
ii. 他们从未离开过埃及地
iii. 他们不知道要往哪里去或该怎么做
c. 法老会觉得以色列人被困住了
i. 海在他们面前
ii. 埃及军队在他们背后
iii. 他认为他们走长途前往迦南是愚蠢的

4. 上帝的计划

a. 上帝有祂自己的计划,而且计划要优越得多
b. 祂将继续使法老的心刚硬
c. 他确实会追赶以色列人
d. 选择长途的路线没有错也不愚蠢
e. 上帝会给埃及最后一击
i. 祂将获得荣耀
ii. 祂将获得胜利
iii. 埃及人将明确地知道祂是上帝