… Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord …
Once a person has experienced the deliverance of God let them not assume all is well. It may take time – it may be immediate, but eventually there will come the pursuit of the enemy. Satan is not happy with the one who has been redeemed from the bondage of sin by the grace of God.
The child of God can expect the pursuit of the past life with all of its previous allurements and desires, but there is deliverance from the pursuit. And that is the message of the text of Exodus 14:13. We can have hope in knowing the God, who redeemed us with a mighty hand (v.8-9), will by his own power, sweep away the things of the past and present that hinder us if we will let him (v.13).
If you will 1) Fear ye not and 2) stand still then you SHALL see the salvation of the Lord. What a wonderful promise! Just two simple, but at times, difficult requirements.
- Fear ye not – implies FAITH. Trust God to do what he said he would do. He always fulfills His promises.
- and stand still – implies WAITING. God works in His time, not ours.
The deliverance is God’s responsibility … faith and waiting are ours. And you can’t have one without the other.