Praise to Him who has redeemed, and will again redeem His Israel 

The Exodus was an amazing display of God’s power and providence. A nation was released from captivity without a war, and miraculously brought through the Red Sea and Jordan into the Promised Land. Mighty obstacles were removed, and questions asked of them, why did you act against natural laws? So these obstacles are figuratively accredited with beholding the great movement of God delivering His people, and stepping backwards in awe and wonder. 

This historical fact is also emblematic of the salvation and deliverance of God’s people in all ages, from the bondage of sin and Satan. That was, and is, achieved by the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the spiritual Rock that was smitten for them, and from whom flows living waters.

Psalm 114

 1  When Isr'el out of Egypt went,
       and did his dwelling change,
    When Jacob's house went out from those
       that were of language strange,

 2  He Judah did his sanctuary,
       his kingdom Isr'el make:
 3  The sea it saw, and quickly fled,
       Jordan was driven back.

 4  Like rams the mountains, and like lambs
       the hills skipped to and fro.
 5  O sea, why fledd'st thou? Jordan, back
       why wast thou driven so?

 6  Ye mountains great, wherefore was it
       that ye did skip like rams?
    And wherefore was it, little hills,
       that ye did leap like lambs?

 7  O at the presence of the Lord,
       earth, tremble thou for fear,
    While as the presence of the God
       of Jacob doth appear:

 8  Who from the hard and stony rock
       did standing water bring;
    And by his pow'r did turn the flint
       into a water-spring. 

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