God’s ways are amazing. Here we see that He planned to receive glory through Pharaoh’s hardened heart that refused to give Him glory. And in the end, that is what happened (see 14:31; 15:1-21). Pharaoh’s pursuit of his glory resulted in God receiving glory. This is how our God works—He takes anything and everything and uses it for His glory.
How about us? We too have been called to give God glory in all we do (1 Cor. 10:31). But how will we do this? Will we be like Pharaoh, used by God while being unaware or even unwilling? Or will we engage with God on His mission to proclaim His glory to the nations? God gives us opportunities each day to do this—to show those around us how beautiful and amazing He is, to show an unbelieving world the gospel. Let us be a people who seek these opportunities and then take advantage of each one as we rest in God’s power to make the most of them.
How has God positioned you to show His glory to others around you today? During the rest of the week?