Read - Isaiah 52:11-12
Israel here is exhorted to leave Babylon, (some would disobey the Lord, as they’d become accustomed to life in Babylon, and would stay), but not in the same manner in which she left Egypt, that is in haste and fear. Why? Because the Lord would be her guard both before and behind. There is a picture here of our attempt at salvation through being religious, or the law. We do it in haste and in fear, and that of our true salvation “by grace through faith” that is completely God’s work. Praise Him for this today!