13 June 2018 Verse of the Day

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.  (1 Chronicles 28:9 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Crossing the Red Sea
Exo 14:1
  Then the LORD said to Moses, 
Exo 14:2  “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 
Exo 14:3  Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 
Exo 14:4  And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” So the Israelites did this. 
Exo 14:5  When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!” 
Exo 14:6  So he had his chariot made ready and took his army with him. 
Exo 14:7  He took six hundred of the best chariots, along with all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them. 
Exo 14:8  The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, so that he pursued the Israelites, who were marching out boldly. 
Exo 14:9  The Egyptians—all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, horsemen and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon. 
Exo 14:10  As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 
Exo 14:11  They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 
Exo 14:12  Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” 
Exo 14:13  Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 
Exo 14:14  The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 
Exo 14:15  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 
Exo 14:16  Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. 
Exo 14:17  I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 
Exo 14:18  The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.” 
Exo 14:19  Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 
Exo 14:20  coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. 
Exo 14:21  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 
Exo 14:22  and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 
Exo 14:23  The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. 
Exo 14:24  During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. 
Exo 14:25  He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.” 
Exo 14:26  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 
Exo 14:27  Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the LORD swept them into the sea. 
Exo 14:28  The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. 
Exo 14:29  But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 
Exo 14:30  That day the LORD saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 
Exo 14:31  And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. 

The Song of Moses
Exo 15:1
  Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. 
Exo 15:2  “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 
Exo 15:3  The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. 
Exo 15:4  Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. 
Exo 15:5  The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone. 
Exo 15:6  Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy. 
Exo 15:7  “In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble. 
Exo 15:8  By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea. 
Exo 15:9  The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’ 
Exo 15:10  But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 
Exo 15:11  Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? 
Exo 15:12  “You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies. 
Exo 15:13  In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. 
Exo 15:14  The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia. 
Exo 15:15  The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away; 
Exo 15:16  terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you bought pass by. 
Exo 15:17  You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established. 
Exo 15:18  “The LORD reigns for ever and ever.” 
Exo 15:19  When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. 
Exo 15:20  Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. 
Exo 15:21  Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.” 
Bitter Water Made Sweet
Exo 15:22  Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. 
Exo 15:23  When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) 
Exo 15:24  So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” 
Exo 15:25  Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the LORD issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test. 
Exo 15:26  He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” 
Exo 15:27  Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard