November 16th, 2015
“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” (Exodus 14:19).
God promised the Israelites continual protection from their adversaries based on these conditions: obedience to Him, being separate from idolaters, and refusing to worship false gods. Our Christian journey is not without pitfalls and encounters with the enemy of our souls. The angel of the Lord has promised to walk with us through the opposition to lead and guard us. The same promises God made to Israel God has made to us. The angel of the Lord stands between our enemies and us as He stood between the people of Israel and Pharaoh’s chariots.
God will give us victory through hardships, danger, and strife. God is our leader each day over life’s journey. We must avoid testing the Lord as the people of Israel did in their continuous grumbling and complaining. He desires for us to be more than conquerors!
Author: M. K. Henderson