FRIDAY, MAY 22
Scripture: Exodus 1:22, Exodus 15:1-5
Exodus 1:22 says, “So Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, ‘Every son who is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.’” If God’s judgment comes according to His Word, then we must ask ourselves what was the penalty for shedding innocent blood. Exodus 15:1-5 says, “Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying: ‘I will sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a man of war; The Lord is His name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a stone.’” Just like Pharaoh drowned the Israelite babies in the river, God drowned the entire Egyptian army in the sea. It appears God said, “What you do to My people is what I do to you.” That was true in the Bible and it is still true today. So what can we expect God to do to militant jihadists? If they shed innocent blood, we can pray and seek guidance if judicial prayers are in order.