In our Wednesday night studies, we recently covered the Exodus of the Israelites from the land of Egypt. We observed how God brought the Hebrews to a place called Pi Hahiroth by the Red Sea. It was there that Pharaoh’s army had them boxed in and was about to destroy them, but God parted the Red Sea, and the children of Israel crossed on dry land to the other side. Every single Israelite made it across without a single hair on their heads being lost. The story of the Exodus offers a grand picture of the Christian salvation experience. We too make an exodus, an exodus from this world to God’s kingdom via our Passover Lamb Jesus Christ. And by the providence of God everyone who begins the Christian journey makes it to the end unharmed.
In today’s study, we will see similar allegory of the salvation experience in Acts 26. In this terrible storm on Adriatic Sea, everyone on board seems doomed to die, including Paul and his companions. But God still has plans for Paul, and so God sees to it that Paul and everyone on board makes it to shore unharmed. In watching these events unfold, we can all learn some things about how God interweaves His foreknowledge and election and providence with our choices in order to save us and get us to our final destination unharmed.
May God encourage you today with His Word,