Whenever we observe God’s miraculous power displayed, we need to praise Him!
Moses had taken the assignment of turning the Israelites from destitute slaves into wealthy land owners of land they had never seen or dreamed of.
After the plagues, which culminated in the death of all the firstborn of the Egyptian kingdom, Moses leads Israel out of captivity and toward freedom. It is indeed a high and heady time. Slaves one day, then free and carrying much of Egypt’s wealth in their possession.
But God is just getting started with this miraculous delivery. He wants them to be more than ‘rescued’ and more than inheritors of a beautiful land ‘of milk and honey.’ God is looking for a personal relationship between his people and Himself. And He’s about to make his second deposit into this account.
He’s going to introduce them to the Red Sea.
In Exodus 15 we find this confused mass of humanity between the vastness of the sea and the approaching and angry Egyptian army coming to take them back into slavery. Exodus 14:11 NIV “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?” they asked Moses in fear and anger.
But God …
God wasn’t finished. Indeed, He was just getting going. Moses held his rod over the water and it separated. Israel walked in astonishment across on dry ground. On the other side they turned to marvel at the road that none of them had known was there, and watched as Pharaoh’s army drowned in the returning water. Something happened in them at that moment: “And when the Israelites saw … the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.” Exodus 14:31 NIV
That was the beginning of the relationship God was wanting.
And then they heard it. Moses was singing! Please take time to study this incredible song in Exodus 15. Notice their growing tie to the God of their ancestors. “I will sing … I will praise Him … I will exalt Him … who among the gods is like you, Lord?”
We will be crossing to the other side of this pandemic soon. Your own version of Moses’ song will need to be sung with gusto before many who need to know this powerful Savior and Redeemer!
“Who is like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”
Exodus 15:11 NIV