Good morning y’all. Thank God it’s Friday :). It is very cold and frosty here in Portsmouth UK, yet the sun is shinning ever so brightly. I’m in awe of God’s Majesty 🙂
Today we are looking at Exodus chapter 15. The chapter is mainly their song of thanks to God for His deliverance.
At this point in the book of Exodus, God had led the children of Isreal out of Egypt via the red sea. They walked through it on dry land! (How awesome 🙂 ). The Egyptians tried to follow but they were drowned in the sea by God. The Isrealites were awed by God’s display of power.
“Moses and the Israelites sang this song in praise of the Lord: I sing praises to the Lord for his great victory! He has thrown the horses and their riders into the sea. The Lord is my strength, the reason for my song, because he has saved me. I praise and honor the Lord— he is my God and the God of my ancestors. The Lord is his name, and he is a warrior! He threw the chariots and army of Egypt’s king into the Red Sea, and he drowned the best of the king’s officers. They sank to the bottom just like stones. With the tremendous force of your right arm, our Lord, you crushed your enemies. What a great victory was yours, when you defeated everyone who opposed you. Your fiery anger wiped them out, as though they were straw. You were so furious that the sea piled up like a wall, and the ocean depths curdled like cheese. Your enemies boasted that they would pursue and capture us, divide up our possessions, treat us as they wished, then take out their swords and kill us right there. But when you got furious, they sank like lead, swallowed by ocean waves. Our Lord, no other gods compare with you— Majestic and holy! Fearsome and glorious! Miracle worker! When you signaled with your right hand, your enemies were swallowed deep into the earth. The people you rescued were led by your powerful love to your holy place. Nations learned of this and trembled— Philistines shook with horror. The leaders of Edom and of Moab were terrified. Everyone in Canaan fainted, struck down by fear. Our Lord, your powerful arm kept them still as a rock until the people you rescued to be your very own had marched by. You will let your people settle on your own mountain, where you chose to live and to be worshiped. Our Lord, you will rule forever!” (Exodus 15:1-18 CEVUS06)
We too ought to give thanks to God at all times for the victories He has won for us. No matter how small or big the victories may seem to us, we still need to thank God. King David the psalmist was very good at this and I have a feeling that was the reason God said “He is a man after his own heart”. He knew how to praise God for victories and even for the ones he was still waiting on God to perform for him.
Below are a few of my favourites from King David
Psalms 34:1-3 CEVUS06 : I will always praise the Lord. With all my heart, I will praise the Lord. Let all who are helpless, listen and be glad. Honor the Lord with me! Celebrate his great name.
Psalms 69:30 CEVUS06: I will praise the Lord God with a song and a thankful heart.
Psalms 103:1-2 CEVUS06: With all my heart I praise the Lord, and with all that I am I praise his holy name! With all my heart I praise the Lord! I will never forget how kind he has been.
Psalms 47:1-3 NLT: Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.
Today, let us ponder on all that God has done for us. And with a grateful heart let’s come before his throne and offer him the praise that is due His name.
Also, let the testimony of the Exodus encourage us that God is all powerful, He is majestic and great in power. His right hand is glorious and works so many wonders. Whatever situation we are facing, God is able to deliver us and rescue us from them. Let’s keep on trusting him and thanking him in advance for the victory. For we know how it all ends – We will Win !!!! ( Hallelujah 🙂 )
Dear Lord we thank you for today. You are a great and mighty, All powerful, All knowing God. We give you all the praise and glory. Thank you for all the victories you have won for us and those you are currently working on now and those you are yet to do. Lord give us the grace to keep trusting you and encourage those of us who are weary. Thank you dear Lord. We love you. In Jesus Name we have prayed. Amen
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed day and wonderful Weekend ahead 🙂
***With God all things are possible***