[bible1year] Devotional comments on Exodus 14-16

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 22 Jan 2017 12:35:05 -0000
        The Passover clearly illustrates salvation 
through the blood of the Lamb, but there is more to the 
Christian life than being saved. God was leading His 
people by His own special methods--a pillar of cloud by 
day and a pillar of fire by night. This is proof that 
God always makes His way clear to those who are willing 
to follow Him.

        Israel's experiences in their journey from Egypt 
to Canaan are pictures of the battles and blessings of 
the Christian life. God wanted Israel in Canaan, and 
Canaan is a picture of the victorious Christian life, 
the life of claiming our inheritance in Christ. Too many 
Christians, like the Jews of old, are delivered from 
Egypt, but they get lost in the wilderness of unbelief 
and never reach the promised victorious life.

        Chapters 14 and 15 record times of unbelief in 
the lives of the children of Israel. They were praising 
the Lord when things were going well, but began to 
murmur and complain when even the smallest troubles 
came.

        Most Christians today operate in the same 
fashion as the Jews of old. Practically all our problems 
come because we get our eyes off the Lord and on men. 
The joy and victory of our Christian life ceases when we 
begin walking in the flesh rather than in the Spirit. It 
is then that the temptations of Satan look more 
attractive.

        Finally, in today's reading, the manna from 
heaven is a type of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. It 
also illustrates the written Word of God on which God's 
pilgrim people feed from day to day.