We welcome you to the Daily Inspirations Program by Abraham Sekhar. Today we read Exodus chapters 14 and 15 from the Old Testament and Matthew chapter 22:15-46 from the New Testament. Exodus chapter 14 is an account of the children of Israel crossing the Red Sea. The children of Israel were led around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. Pharaoh and his servants wanted the people of Israel to serve the Egyptians so, Pharaoh, king of Egypt, pursued the people of Israel. The children of Israel were afraid when they saw that Pharaoh had drawn near. In that situation, Moses commanded the people to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the waters were divided, and so, the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground. The Lord saved Israel. All saw the great work which the Lord had done, and the people feared the Lord and believed the Lord and His servant Moses. Exodus 15 is a record of The Song of Moses and The Song of Miriam. Exodus 15:2 says, “The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” Exodus 15:6 says, “Your right hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces.” This is a song that we sing quite often. The salvation of God is always complete. In Matthew chapter 22:15-46, practical instructions were given to the people by Lord Jesus. They asked the Lord Jesus a question about the payment of taxes. Jesus clearly explained to them that they render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. We must walk with clarity and must obey the authority in practical matters as this, i.e., payment of taxes. Lord Jesus also gave the greatest commandment which is, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,” and the second commandment, equally important, which is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The instructions given by Jesus are very clear. Let us not forget to do what we ought to. Live truthfully in obedience to God first, and then in obedience to the authorities. Father God, we thank You and praise You for this day. Thank You for Your marvelous works. Help us to look at the practical areas of our lives and live in a way that is worthy of our calling. In Jesus’ name, Amen and Amen.