The Journey with Ron Moore

The Strong One

Devotion Text

Exodus 15:1-2

I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Israel’s march of freedom from slavery in Egypt came to a terrifying halt. Israel was trapped—the Red Sea before them and the Egyptian army in pursuit behind them. Then God intervened. He divided the sea allowing the Israelites to cross on dry ground. Once they were safely across, he closed the sea on the Egyptian army. The Israelites experienced an awesome miracle. Moses wrote a song to commemorate God’s power and goodness. Today’s passage is a portion of that song.

Do you ever feel like Israel did that day—trapped? Do you feel like your life is filled with obstacles that can’t be overcome? The name, God, is the English translation of the Hebrew word, El. It means “the Strong One.” He is not simply a strong one, he is the Strong One; he is your Strong One. God is all-powerful. There is nothing he cannot accomplish. You can trust him. Nothing is too hard for him.

Talking Points

  • Reflect on a time when God has removed obstacles in your life. Thank him for being God—the Strong One—working on your behalf.
  • Tell God the obstacles you face today—at work, at home, in a relationship. Remind him that nothing is too hard for him. Thank him—in advance—for the work he will do on your behalf.

And…keep thanking God throughout the day.





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