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03/19/2013Posted by on
Exodus 15: 1-21
The Song of Moses and Israel
15 Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and said,
“I will sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted;
The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.
2 “The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
This is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will extol Him.
3 “The Lord is a warrior;
The Lord is His name.
4 “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea;
And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
5 “The deeps cover them;
They went down into the depths like a stone.
6 “Your right hand, O Lord, is majestic in power,
Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
7 “And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You;
You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.
8 “At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up,
The flowing waters stood up like a heap;
The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 “The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be gratified against them;
I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.’
10 “You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 “Who is like You among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?
12 “You stretched out Your right hand,
The earth swallowed them.
13 “In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed;
In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
14 “The peoples have heard, they tremble;
Anguish has gripped the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 “Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed;
The leaders of Moab, trembling grips them;
All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16 “Terror and dread fall upon them;
By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone;
Until Your people pass over, O Lord,
Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.
17 “You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,
The place, O Lord, which You have made for Your dwelling,
The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.
18 “The Lord shall reign forever and ever.”
19 For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the sons of Israel walked ondry land through the midst of the sea.
20 Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with [m]dancing.
21 Miriam answered them, “Sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted;
The horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea.”
I am focusing on verses 13 here.
The song of Moses has come to mean so much to me because as I read his song, I see what God was saying to the Children of Israel through it. Some of them understood and received what God was saying and some of them never did see or understand.
What I see Him saying here is that His love is consistent. It never changes or vascilates towards us, His people.
Redemption is ALL His actions. Nothing, of any merit, was done by us, the children of God.
We will be guided by Him in the path we should go. Ultimately, that would be to holiness, perfection, and finally Home or Heaven.
verse 13: “In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.”
God has worked to redeem this people because He loves them. his redemption shows His love for His people.
In this song, Moses looks back over all the 400 year history of the Children of Israel in Egypt and sees the deliverance of the Lord, he sees the hand of God working in their behalf. His seeing God’s works on their behalf greatly increased his faith. This “seeing” greatly increased my faith also.
As I read this song and experienced it with Moses–seeing all that God did over those many years, my faith increased. I gained a new sense that God is on His throne and He is working throughout the world though I don’t always see Him at work.
I mourned my lack of faith in my loving, caring God who also brought me through. He brought me through when I did not believe that He would move. He brought me though in spite of my lack of faith. “We are faithless but He remains faithful.” This is a great truth and we can believe it.
He reigns, He rules, He is Lord.
As I reflected on the song of Moses, I began to understand the majesty and magnitude of the God I worship.
( Verse 11, “Who is like you among the gods O LORD?,
Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?” )
Because I see what God did through the song of Moses, I want to bear witness of His name to others around me. His love for me is so evident–I want to make others aware of His love for them.
We are His children. We can look back with Moses and the children of Israel and believe with them that this God IS still in control and working in our behalf and take comfort that our God will lead us as He led them and will see us through all our trials and victories as We see Him do in Exodus.
He reigns, He rules, and He is Lord of my life.
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