Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Each week, Golf Digest features the tournament winner with a “What’s In My Bag” article. The piece details the manufacturer of the ball, driver, irons and putter in the bag of the week’s champion. Amateurs and golf fans in general are intrigued about the equipment used by touring professionals. It is a quasi-marketing tool and effective advertisement because we believe if we have those same tools, we will be just as successful.
The freedom of God’s people from the bondage of Pharaoh in Egypt was brought about by God’s weapons. His tools, means and methods are great in might while demonstrating both His goodness and sovereignty.
The newly freed people sang a hymn detailing His strength and power in Exodus 16:6-10. In his book “Be Delivered”, Warren Wiersbe wrote that our God doesn’t use conventional weaponry. His right hand, His majesty, His anger, and His breath are “glorious in power” and overthrows any and all opposition. Our God is long suffering, but when judgment is executed, it is just, total and overwhelming.
When God is on our side, we are afforded this same arsenal. Our obedience and recognition of His guidance are paramount to our freedom from sin’s bondage. His strength is more than sufficient and His might is more than capable to give us the victory.
We may grumble and complain about our current position just as the slaves did. Our flesh still pines for the bondages associated with earthly pleasure and hinders our freedom. We soon realize, however, that these “pleasures” are temporary and soon fleeting. Their influence is powerful, yet powerless compared to the freedom we have through Christ as our Savior. Our joy and happiness does not come by conventional means. We rejoice in a past deliverance from sin’s bondage, the present saving power, and the future promise of an eternal deliverance from the presence of sin. What do you have in your bag today?