“𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚎𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚂𝚊𝚕𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚍”
The Israelites were trapped.
The Red Sea was on one side, and the army of Pharaoh was advancing on the other.
Their escape from Egypt, it seemed, would be short-lived.
But God had a message for the Israelites that He wanted them to remember for generations: “Fear ye not. … The Lord shall fight for you” (Exodus 14:13–14).
Since that time, when God’s people have needed faith and courage, they have often turned to this account of Israel’s miraculous deliverance.
When Nephi wanted to inspire his brothers, he said, “Let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out of captivity, on dry ground” (1 Nephi 4:2).
When King Limhi wanted his captive people to “lift up [their] heads, and rejoice,” he reminded them of this same story (Mosiah 7:19).
When Alma wanted to testify to his son of God’s power, he also referred to this story (see Alma 36:28).
And when we need deliverance—when we need a little more faith, when we need to “stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord”—we can remember how “the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians” (Exodus 14:13, 30).
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