Come, Follow Me with Living Scriptures | Old Testament Lesson 15: April 4–10 “Stand Still, and See the Salvation of the Lord” Exodus 14–17 | Line Upon Line

Come, Follow Me with Living Scriptures | Old Testament Lesson 15: April 4–10 “Stand Still, and See the Salvation of the Lord” Exodus 14–17 | Line Upon Line


Follow the Prophet

Exodus 14-17 | April 3-10

After the Pharaoh let the Israelites go, he changed his mind and sent his armies to pursue them. Guided by a cloud the Lord provided to show them the way, the Israelites tried to escape. Soon they came to the edge of the sea and could go no further. The Lord told Moses to stretch forth his hands and he would part the sea so the Israelites could cross on dry ground. After they crossed, Pharaoh’s army tried to follow them through the sea. The sea returned to normal and the army was drowned. The Israelites were safe. They sang songs praising God and celebrating their deliverance.

They had been traveling a while and were thirsty and hungry. The only water they had was bad. They complained to Moses and he asked the Lord what to do. The Lord told Moses to use a certain tree to make the waters sweet. The Lord also sent manna and quail to feed the Israelites. Moses taught the people how the Lord wanted them to gather the manna. If they obeyed they would continue to be blessed with enough food to eat.

As they traveled they met Amalek and his people. Amalek wanted to fight the Israelites. When Moses lifted his arms, his people prevailed. When he lowered his arms, Amalek prevailed. Aaron and Hur helped sustain Moses and lifted his arms for him until the Israelites won the battle.

We can learn to follow our prophet and sustain our leaders. The Lord will bless us if we are willing to follow His chosen prophet.

Exodus 14: Israel goes out of Egypt—Israel passes through the Red Sea on dry ground—The Lord overthrows the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Exodus 15: The children of Israel sing the song of Moses—They extol the Lord as a man of war and rejoice in their deliverance from Egypt—The waters of Marah are healed—The Lord promises to free Israel from the diseases of Egypt.

Exodus 16: Israel murmurs for want of bread and lusts for the fleshpots of Egypt—The Lord rains bread from heaven and sends quail for meat—Israel is given manna each day, except the Sabbath, for forty years.

Exodus 17: Israel murmurs for want of water—Moses smites a rock in Horeb, and water gushes forth—Aaron and Hur uphold Moses’ hands so that Joshua prevails against Amalek.


Read and Discuss


Exodus 14:31

“And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses”


  • What does a prophet do?
  • Who is the Lord’s prophet on the earth today?
  • Where can we find the words of the prophets? (Discuss ideas. Examples: Conference, Church magazines, etc.)
  • Why is it important to listen to and follow the prophet?


“We have a living prophet on the face of the earth again… The prophets speak to us in the name of the Lord and in divine plainness. It is our responsibility not only to listen but also to act upon His word that we may claim the blessings of the ordinances and covenants of the restored gospel.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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More Resources


Moses Crosses the Red Sea

Help Moses cross the Red Sea by answering questions about Moses and the Israelites.


Manna Cookies

These honey-sweetened cookies might remind you of the sweet wafer-like bread the Lord sent the Israelites in the wilderness.


Follow the Prophet, Children’s Songbook page 110

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