This morning I opened up to the “Song of Moses” and you know, I don’t think I’ve looked at that part of the story very much before.
It’s in Exodus 15:1, the Israelites had just gone through an attack and God had parted the Red Sea so they could pass and then as soon as they got to safety the sea went back, taking out their enemy, the Egyptians.
Can you just imagine?
After this tremendous victory Moses and the Israelites celebrated and sang this song to the Lord.
“I will sing to the Lord,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
…The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and I will praise Him”
Isn’t it interesting how we can so relate –in certain ways–to things the people went through from back in the very earliest days of the earth.
I love this part especially…
“The enemy said, I will pursue,
I will overtake,
I will divide and spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied on them.
I will draw my sword,
My hand will destroy them,
You blew with Your wind…”
?I love it.
The enemy makes all these threats, he shows his teeth, he tries to frighten us –throw us off track.
All He has to do is blow with His mighty wind to take down an army.
“You in Your mercy have led forth the people of whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.”
And isn’t this beautiful…
“You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,
In the place, O Lord, which You have made for Your own dwelling,
The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.”
He loves us. He’s got our backs. He’s our Deliverer.