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.
Satan tempts us to rely more on ourselves than on God, who is in control of all things. We must be humble, relying on God, but never reckless.
In an evil time, John the Baptist reminded people that God has now come near to them. When Jesus baptizes you with fire and the Holy Spirit, God will be nearer to you than your jacket.
Elijah fell asleep under a broom tree, saying to God that he had enough. An angel wakes him and tells him to continue his mission.