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. ~Exodus 15:2
Do you like to sing? Singing is the musical expression we make from our hearts and mouths. God created us with a capacity to be musically inclined. Singing moves us, stirs us, awakens us, sobers us, and comforts us. Musicians put a message to song. The words singing, sing, and song are mentioned almost 200 times in the Bible. We find people singing in gatherings and people singing individually. In Exodus 15, Moses put to song the overflowing joy and happiness that he had in his heart from the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites. He put to song a testimony of God’s goodness and greatness.
We see Moses’ life.
“The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation.” Moses starts his song by singing about the kind of life God gave him. First, God gave him an energizing life: the Lord is my strength. When we are at our weakest, God gives us the strength we need. Second, God gave him an exciting life: The Lord is my song. Moses loved to sing about the Lord. Third, God gave him eternal life: and He is become my salvation. Moses sang because he was saved! The center stage of Moses’ life was God.
We see Moses’ love.
“He is my God.” God gave to Moses the Great Commandment to love the Lord his God with all his heart, all his soul, and with all his might. Moses made a public proclamation about his love for God. He made it clear that God was preeminent, powerful, and personal to him. He made it clear that there is only one God. He made it clear that he worshipped God and gave Him all the glory.
We see Moses’ lair.
“I will prepare him an habitation.” Moses thought about a house he would construct for the worship of God. He might have had insight about the future tabernacle that God would have him construct. Deep in his heart was an earnest desire for a place where God would meet with man and man would meet with God. Years later, David had a similar desire and said, “I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
We see Moses’ legacy.
“My father’s God.” His father was Amram. He remembered, as a boy, his father worshipping God. He saw the faith of his father and mother in Egypt. His father’s God was his God. Every conscientious Christian father wants his children to love God. John said, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” Moses was handed the faith of his father. He learned from his father how to walk with God, how to talk with God, how to work for God, and how to worship God. One of Moses’ secrets in growing up right was the influence of his father in his life.
We see Moses’ lauding.
“I will exalt him.” Moses praised the Lord publicly and privately. He made the lauding of the Lord a big deal. He did not rush the lauding of the Lord. He inspired three million Hebrews in the middle of the desert to join him in the praise of the Lord through singing. Like Moses, when we consider how great God is, His greatness just keeps us singing!
Have a singing God Morning!
Bible Reading: John 9-10