JANUARY 12 – GOD HAS A STRONG HAND
Exodus 13:9 “With a strong hand hath the Lord brought the out of Egypt.”
How often do we remember our life before we were saved? How often do we remember when we were saved and the relief and emotion that we experienced. Have we really considered what it took to deliver us from the bondage of sin?
Therefore when I contemplate what God has done for me through the death of His innocent Son, I realize the “…strong hand” hand of the LORD. This is the strong hand that has delivered me from death and hell. This is the strong hand of John 10:28, 29 which says says no one can pluck them out of my hand, and then re-enforces that with, “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all’ and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. Now that right there is security. Saved and secure.
With a strong hand God keeps me in the salvation of Jesus Christ. With great strength, God led Israel from the clutches of Pharoah. When the chariots were bearing down upon the people at the Red Sea, they were delivered by God’s strong hand. He opened the Red Sea and Israel crossed on dry ground. Pharoah would take advantage of this and cross the Red Sea by the same means. God, by his strong hand, caused the chariot wheels to come off. With His strong hand, he closed the Red Sea and drown the army of Pharoah.
God, with His strong hand can take us through perilous times and perilous places. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, thou art with me; …:There is comfort because of the strong hand of God. We are safe in the arms of God.