“Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place.” Exodus 14:27
After the miraculous parting of the Red Sea, the Mighty Hand of God through Moses made the waters go back – making their deliverance from their captors complete and closing the door to their past, and they never went back to it.
It took God one night to deliver the Israelites physically from 400 years of captivity but it took 40 years to deliver their hearts from captivity. For some, they never let go. You may have stopped your bad habits on the outside but is your heart still yearning for them? If you have decided to follow Jesus and you mean it, don’t look back! Look to God alone. You cannot discover new oceans if you do not lose sight of the shore.
The Book of Hebrews 12:14-15 advises us to guard against turning back from the grace of God. Remember Lots’s wife in Luke 17:32. Be focused on God.
God is a God of separation – He separated darkness from light. He separated the waters from dry land. He separated the seed of the Covenant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from their father’s house. When Jesus said in Matthew 10:34 that He came to bring a sword, He was saying that salvation is personal. It is a spiritual call. A call that goes beyond blood because the real thing about us is not our bodies but our spirit.
Do not allow anything or anyone to cause you to go back to your past because salvation is to be set free from sin and its penalties. Jesus wants to rescue you, redeem you and reconcile you to Him but you can still choose to reject Him. The Red Sea has been opened for you, but it is a narrow path. Only one way – that way is Jesus.