Read: Exodus 14:5-22
The Israelites were leaving slavery and Egypt behind, but now they were trapped. When they looked behind, a cloud of dust was moving their way, and in that dust was Pharaoh’s army. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened (Exod. 14:8) and as a result, he sent his armies after Moses and the people of Israel. As the Egyptian army approached the Israelites, all seemed lost. The Israelites were trapped between the great Egyptian army and the sea of water. In panic, they cried out to both Moses and God.