1 Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 3 Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” So the Israelites did this.
1 Peter 4:12
12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
- What will happen if Moses does not do what God asks?
- If the trouble is avoided will it be possible to have a miracle?
- According to Peter, what is the result when we face “fiery trials” with faith?
- Can you think of examples where God lead other people in the bible into trouble? (example Job)
- Why do you think God works this way?
- Has God worked this way in your life?
- God never wants us to face challenges alone. Name two ways that prayer could be used to engage our times of trouble.
- Is it easier to see God at work in our lives when times are calm or when times are troubled?