CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES,  GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF THE ISRAELITES GOD MADE PHARAOH PURSUE THEM IN ORDER TO

  • A. force Israel to return to Egypt
  • B. hasten Israel’s journey through the wilderness
  • C. make Israel obey Moses
  • D. get glory over Pharaoh and his host ✓

 

The answer to the question is: D. get glory over Pharaoh and his host

This event is described in the biblical account of the Exodus in the book of Exodus, particularly in chapters 14 and 15.

Exodus 14:4 – 18: In Exodus 14:4, God states that He will harden Pharaoh’s heart so that he will pursue the Israelites. This pursuit leads to the dramatic crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites and the subsequent destruction of Pharaoh’s army. The purpose behind this action was to demonstrate God’s power and sovereignty over all nations, including Egypt.

Exodus 14:17-18 (NIV): “I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”

Exodus 14:30-31 (NIV): “That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him.”

God’s intention behind making Pharaoh pursue the Israelites was not to force them to return to Egypt or to hasten their journey through the wilderness, but rather to demonstrate His power and sovereignty over Pharaoh and his forces. By leading the Israelites through the Red Sea safely while destroying their pursuers, God showed His glory and might in a powerful way.

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