“STAND STILL, AND see the salvation of the LORD…” Exodus 14:13
These words contain God’s command to the Christian when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. He cannot retreat; he cannot go forward; he is shut upon the right hand and on the left. What is he to do now?
The Master’s word to him is “stand still.” It will be well for him if, at such times, he listens only to his Master’s word, for other and evil advisors come with their suggestions.
Despair whispers, “Lie down and die; give it all up.”
Cowardice says, “Retreat; go back to the world’s way of action; you cannot play the Christian’s part; it is too difficult. Relinquish your principles.”
Presumption boasts, “If the sea is before you, march into it.” (L. B. Cowman)
THOUGHT: Are you ready to quit? Have you turned backward? Have you started moving ahead before it’s time to do so? Think about it.
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. Exodus 14:13