Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. Exodus 15:1
Today we are going to look at the song Moses and the Israelites sang as they worshipped and celebrated the victory God has given them. Take note the Israelites worshipped by singing a hymn to The Lord, when we sings hymns in Church is a form of praise and worship to God
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. Exodus 15:2-3
What did we learn from the Exodus story? God is our strength, the Israelites couldn’t have done it by themselves, God is our salvation, there is no other way to become saved but by Him, and we should exalt him!
Notice another thing Moses calls God a “Man of War” or other translations “Warrior” this is much different theology than liberals like to push. Yes God is love but God is also Just, He is a Warrior who will fight for His people
Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. Exodus 15:4-7
Moses give God glory for the parting of the Red Sea, do we thank God and remember when he delivered us from our sins and obstacles. Notice Moses gives Gods right hand the glory, we know from the New Testament that Jesus sits at the Right Hand of the Father! (Mark 16:19) Moses is giving glory to Christ!
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11
One of the main reasons for the Plagues of Egypt was God was revealing to Egypt their deities were false. Moses makes this known in his song, as Yahweh is the true God and all others are false. God proved this through the Exodus!
And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. Exodus 15:20-21
Not only were the Israelites singing and worshipping God, but it says they were dancing and playing the tambourine. Dont be afraid to Dance for God, dont be afraid to play your instruments for Him also! Everything we do should be for the Glory of God!
Another interesting note here is Moses sister Miriam was called a Prophet. Interpret that as you will but obviously the Israelites believed she had a special calling by God. Take note how the Israelites worshipped and served God, as they were Gods people and so are you through Jesus Christ!