“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14)
1) “Onto” – As a drowning (weak) man holds a life….
2) “In” – As a strong man in confidence….
3) “Up” – As a (declaring, banner-bearing) man, proclaiming…
In the Scripture passage preceding our text verse, we can see how the Children of Israel responded to God, rather really to Moses, because Fear gripped their heart when they saw the Egyptians all around. They added their negative words to God’s Word.
They added negative words; but we should add positive words (as Moses did), when we are faced with Fear that we see – and think we shall to have to fight – when we are looking through these old carnal / fleshly eyes.
Moses responded in verses 13 and 14:
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.” (Exodus 14:13)
“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14))
Those are encouraging words from God through His servant Moses. These words are sent to let them know that they should trust in the Promises of God Almighty.
Many Scriptures support this fact! Some are posed as questions; and if we read on and study the Scriptures, we can see how the Lord answers.
Just to name a few:
“Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Genesis 18:14)
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.” (Numbers 11:23)
“Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.” (Isaiah 50:2)
“O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.” (Jeremiah 18:6)
Read this passage from Isaiah:
“Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?” (Isaiah 40:21)
“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:” (Isaiah 40:22)
“That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.” (Isaiah 40:23)
“Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.” (Isaiah 40:24)
“To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.” (Isaiah 40:25)
“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.” (Isaiah 40:26)
“Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?” (Isaiah 40:27)
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28)
Now, I ask you to add to our text verse, in a particular spot, the few words that have been written at the first of this devotion.
Not to add to the Prophecy of the Word of God; but instead to encourage someone to meditate on, and feast upon, and enjoy the Peace that we, as Born-Again Believers, already have with God, from God, and of God in Christ, by the Sprit that dwells in us.
Exodus 14:14 says:
“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold ____ your peace.”
Add these words in the blank. These are a few the Lord gave me. He may give you a few more:
1) Hold onto your peace!
2) Hold strong in your peace!
3) Hold up your peace!
I find these are all true.
Remember, when we “stand still“ (cease from our own works), then we will “see the Salvation of the Lord“! Amen!