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Exodus 15 - The Song of Moses

The Lord is your strength and song, so make sure your life is in tune with Him!

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Exodus 15 Summary

After witnessing one of the greatest miracles in history in which the Red Sea was opened up so that Israel could pass through on dry ground only to immediately collapse on the pursuing Egyptian army, Moses led the people in a time of massive praise and celebration.

Not only does this song recount the greatness of what God just accomplished before their eyes, but it points forward to what God is doing as He guides His people (not just Israel) to the Promised Land:

You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. (v17)

Unfortunately the praise and worship session doesn't last long, and by the end of the chapter the people are once more grumbling, and God once more miraculously provides for them and calls them to live in trusting obedience.

Unfortunately, this is a pattern we'll see often, both as we read Exodus and as we examine our own lives.

Dig Deeper

Notice the pattern the song follows and the topics it emphasizes:

God's mighty power & character

How God provides for His people

How the people respond in praise

In other words, most of the song is focused on who God is and what He has done. Contrast this to many contemporary Christian music songs in which so much of the emphasis is on our problems & issues and how God makes us feel.

Singing is a powerful tool that God has given us. It evokes strong emotion and helps plant words and music into our memories quickly.

It's important for you to surround yourself with good Christian music that follows the pattern set by the song that Moses & Israel so joyfully sang alongside the sea.

AAA Prayer:

  • ACKNOWLEDGE WHO GOD IS: The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation (v2)

  • ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WILL: Pray that you will praise and exalt God in all that you do and say (v2)




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