The Israelites had to trust God and go through the sea. It is like jumping without a parachute, trusting that God will catch you.
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The Israelites were told to eat the passover meal in a hurry, dressed to go. In a similar vein there is an urgency to our faith.
Our will is a gift to be used right. The Pharaoh's heart was strengthened (hazaq lev) to resist God. It invited the perfect storm.
Moses is sent back to Egypt to do the impossible. God the great I Am who I Am, can do anything.
Faith in the abundance of God’s goodness motivates. The master is not strict. Unbelief has the effect we see with the servant who buried the silver.
No one knows us better than we ourselves. What was before him was very tough. That makes it even more convincing, what Jesus said about himself.
The nations are stirred up by great evil, but the true church is miraculously protected. This is the surest sign that Advent is for real.