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.
Friedrich Nietzsche propagated the coming of the superhuman, despising the Christian king on the donkey as weak. Choose who can save us from death?
Obedience to the Beatitudes will result in persecution. The true church can never be at peace with the dominant culture of any place or time.
Peacemakers are not losers. Without peace human life is not possible. Not now or forever.