The Israelites walked through the Red Sea on dry ground. But what happened to the Egyptians? What did they do when they saw their former slaves walk straight through the sea? They followed them. They charged right into the Red Sea in pursuit of the Israelites. But was their experience at the bottom of the Red Sea the same as the Israelites? Not quite.
Ten plagues. Some harmless but annoying, while others were deadly and destructive, and all of them wreaked havoc on everyday life. We know that God brought them as a judgment against the gods of Egypt. However, let’s step back and consider one thing: what if Pharaoh hadn’t hardened his heart at the very beginning? What if he had conceded and let the Israelites go after one or two plagues?
Fear is a powerful emotion. It can motivate us to do crazy things, both good and bad. A healthy fear of God will prompt us to revere Him and give Him the respect and honor due His holy name. However, fear of man can lead us to do things or make decisions we never would have made and are not always the wisest.
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