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The Song of Moses

John Collins06/06/2012
Exodus 12 describes the Exodus, how the children of Israel came out of Egypt.  

The Egyptians had became terrified of death after the plagues, and wanted the children of Israel out of the land as quickly as possible, to the extent that they did not even let the bread rise to make haste in their departure.  God gave so much favor to the side of Israel that they were able to plunder the Egyptians of gold, silver, and fine clothing by simply asking for it.  

As they began their journey, Moses and the children of Israel sang the Song of Moses (Exodus 15).

They praised the Lord for His glorious triumph, both the horse and rider had been thrown into the sea.  The Lord was their strength, their song, their salvation, their God, their father's God, and should be exalted.

The Lord was a man of war, Pharaoh's chariots and host including the chosen officers perished in the Red Sea.  His right hand is glorious in power, and his right hand shatters the enemy.  In the greatness of His majesty His adversaries are overthrown.  His fury consumes them like stubble.

The enemy thought they would pursue and overtake to divide the spoil, and their plan was to destroy them by their own hands.  The Lord blew His wind and the sea covered them.

"Who is like you, O Lord among the gods?  Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?" they sang.  God had led them in His steadfast love, and redeemed the people.  He guided them by His strength.

The other nations trembled.  Pangs of fear seized the Philistines, the chiefs of Edom were dismayed, and the leaders of Moab trembled in fear.  All the inhabitants of Canaan melted away with terror and dread because of the mighty arm of the Lord.  Because of His greatness, this fear would fall upon them until the children of Israel passed by.

He would lead them to His own mountain, the place where He abode.  It would be the sanctuary that He established, and the Lord would reign forever and ever.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Do we think that God is not on our sides, and we must take matters into our own hands when even the mighty Egypt could be plundered by simply asking?  When the enemy comes against us, do we tremble in fear or do we rejoice at the mighty work God will do in His own time?  As we enter into difficult situations, do we realize that the enemy is trembling in fear at the awesome power of God?  Do we follow His leading?  Do we let the Lord reign forever and ever in our hearts?

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