THE SONG OF MOSES
Leslie M. John
“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 Chapter 15:1)
Moses, the servant of God, sang a song unto the LORD as the people of Israel joined him in praising the mighty works of the LORD. Miriam, his sister, Aaron, his brother played timbrel and danced and all the women followed them in playing timbrels and dancing.
Miriam said “…Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. (Exodus 15:21)
After the deliverance of the children of Israel from the mighty and evil forces of Pharaoh the children of Israel and Moses sang the song of praises to the LORD and they sang praises unto the only living God who drowned and killed their enemies in the Red Sea.
The blast from the nostrils of the LORD gathered the waters in the Red sea and it split up to stand upright like heap and with the strength like that of a rock on either side of the dry pathway which the LORD made for the children of Israel and their cattle to tread on.
The outstretched and mighty hand of the LORD delivered them from the bondage of slavery and in recognition of God’s faithfulness they sang the song. They sang the excellence of the LORD and praised Him and they sang that the enemy pursued them but they were overthrown by the power of God. The pride of the enemy was brought to no effect and God blew the wind over the Red Sea.
The children of Israel walked to their safety under the mighty hands of God beyond the Red Sea and then at the command of God Moses stretched forth his hand over the Red sea and the sea returned to normal. Egyptians tried to escape against the tide of the waters, but the waters covered the chariots, the horsemen, and the entire host of Pharaoh who came pursuing after them. The LORD took off the wheels of their chariots and His right hand was glorious in power and it dashed the enemy into pieces.
The children of Israel continued singing “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Cf. Exodus 15:8, 11, Exodus 13:18-22 and 14:24-30) The LORD reigns for ever and ever and He is with us always. The Lord never tempts any man and no temptation is greater than the capacity of a man to resist it; rather God provides always a way out to escape from the temptation when he is tempted. Submit to the Lord, be sober, be vigilant, put on His whole armor and resist the wiles of the devil, which comes sometimes like a roaring lion and sometimes like an angel of light.
There is reason for us to sing unto the Lord because Jesus paid price for our salvation. It is neither by silver nor by gold or by our good works but by the precious blood of Jesus that we have our salvation. Let us sing unto the LORD as Psalmist sang unto Him when his heart rejoiced in Him.
“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation” (Psalms 95:1)