Knowing God’s Power Personally  

Exodus 13:17-18

What Would You Do (Series)

 

God’s path for you isn’t the shortest or the easiest path.                                    

Exodus 13:17-18

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.

The shortest route to the land of Caanan was through the territory of the Philistines in the direction of Beersheba and the Negeb.             But the route chosen by God was southeastward toward the Sinai.

Psalm 78:13-14 

He split the sea and caused them to go over, and he caused waters to stand like a heap. 14 And he led them with the cloud by day, and all night with a fiery light.

God tells us to live by faith.                                                                             

That means He will prepare the path we are called to travel.

Psalm 77:19-20 

Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters,
though your footprints were not seen. 20 You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron
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How do you know if you are on God’s path or your own?