Psalm 114 is weird. It’s weird because the Psalmist has a conversation with a Sea, a river and mountains. The Psalm recounts Israel’s deliverance from Egypt in a unique way and asks questions of the Earthly elements that made way for God’s people now saved.
Psalm 114:3–6 (NLT) The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs! 5 What’s wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way? What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away? 6 Why, mountains, did you skip like rams? Why, hills, like lambs?
The Psalmist personifies these things to make a point: A sea hurries out of the way. The Jordan made a turn for them. What’s the point?
It’s a reminder that when God does a work in someone’s life, obstacles have to move!
The opening verses give this away:
Psalm 114:1–2 (NLT) When the Israelites escaped from Egypt— when the family of Jacob left that foreign land— 2 the land of Judah became God’s sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom.
"Judah became God’s sanctuary…"
That’s a powerful truth.
But something equally powerful happens to you when you come to Christ! You are now the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit and God lives IN you and will be WITH you forever!
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT) Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
This means you should be totally confident that His promises will be fulfilled no matter what needs to relocate to help make it happen.
Jesus said “If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, mountains can be moved!” Why? Because nothing can stop the work of God in your life. Not rivers, mountains, seas or armies. God’s purpose for God’s people prevails! That’s the power of your salvation.
Think about where you are right now. Perhaps stuck in the wilderness? Between a rock and a hard place? Maybe you feel hunted down by your old life of sin (Egypt) as Pharaoh’s army tracked down the recently delivered slaves. They thought it was over. God simply made a way through a sea! It happened because they needed it to get them from where they were to where God was bringing them.
So whatever it is, know that if God needs it out of your way to bring you out, He will move it! Nothing can stop God’s work for you.
Don’t let the troubles derail your faith! Don’t let the obstacles overwhelm your confidence that God is still working and God is still able.
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