One Year Bible
September 24, 2018
Pastor Larry Stockstill
Who can forget the fantastic moment when God opened the Red Sea and destroyed Israel's enemies behind them? What a remarkable day, a miracle unparalleled in human history!
As magnificent as that miracle was, an even greater miracle is the salvation our God freely gives to all. When God gives us new hearts in salvation, we are truly and miraculously reborn. "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!" (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV).
Our salvation marks the closing of our past. It is forever gone, buried under the waters of God's grace. After crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites looked back across the waters and could see nothing of their former captors. The bondage and servitude of the past was wiped out in a moment's time. It was as though God put up a sign that said, "No fishing allowed!"
Paul said "Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come fearlessly into God's presence, assured of his glad welcome" (Ephesians 3:12). He not only made a way out from our problems and sin, but He also made a way in to newness of life in Him. Whether you need to come out of something or go in to something today, He is the Waymaker. Wherever He goes, His foes "run for their lives" and "perish in the presence of God" (Psalm 68:1-2).