Exodus 15 & 16: Will You Sing To The Lord?
Verse of the Day: (15:1) 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.
1. Sing (15:1-21)
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. (15:2)
Singing to God and giving thanks to Him is a wonderful expression of our love and worship to Him, for who He is, and what He has done for us. Moses and the people of Israel sang and gave thanks to God for His great deliverance of them from the Egyptians as He miraculously opened the deep Red sea for them to cross dry, and then closed it and drown the Egyptians and their chariots and horses while they crossed it. Indeed, God is our strength and song, as we believe and trust in Him, and everything including “bad” things like death, work for our good - as death is absent from our physical bodies, but our precious souls are present with God in His home in glorious heaven. (2 Corinthians 5:8).
2. Sweet (15:22-27)
And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them. (15:25)
God can do anything and everything including making bitter things sweet. God provided the people of Israel with water but it was bitter, and the people complained against Moses. Moses cried to God, and God answered him and commanded him to cast a tree into the water and miraculously the bitter water became sweet. Indeed, God shall provide all our needs according to His riches in glory as we fully trust and obey Him. (Philippians 4:19)
3. Sabbath (16:1-36)
And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD; bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. (16:23)
God always provide for His people, but it is on a daily basis, so that we shall not take Him for granted. God provided for the children of Israel with everything including water and the best food from heaven – manna - as they travelled for forty years in the wilderness before reaching the Promised Land. God taught them to trust Him daily for their manna as He only provided for them daily. On the sixth day, God commanded them to collect twice as much for the seventh or sabbath day which He shall not provide as it was the day of rest. Indeed, let us pray to God to give us daily our provision. (Luke 11:3)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to sing to You and give thanks to You for everything.