What do you do when you don’t know what to do? We’ve all been there, and the Israelites were definitely there when they were trapped between the Red Sea in front and the Egyptian army chasing them from behind. After fear overcame them, they finally did what was needful … in desperation, they cried out to the Lord for help.
How can lesser humans understand who an all-powerful, all-knowing God is, what Yahweh is like? The 10 plagues that God used to judge Egypt do much to reveal how much greater the God of the people of Israel is than any of the pantheon of gods that were worshipped in Egypt at the time of the Exodus.