Then Moses…sang this song to the Lord, and said… “The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”
— Exodus 15:1-2 —
Daniel Gumprecht: TMAI Headquarters | USA
“Do we sing as much as the birds do? Yet what have birds to sing about, compared with us?” These probing questions posed by C. H. Spurgeon strike hard—Christians of all people have reason to sing. Indeed, we have been created to praise and saved to praise! But if we are honest, sometimes it can be hard to praise. Perhaps trials have compounded or the busy routine of life has emptied your heart of praise. Look back and marvel at salvation accomplished. For Moses, this was a physical deliverance from slavery to Pharaoh. For Christians, this is a spiritual deliverance from slavery to sin. Perhaps the twin dangers of familiarity or forgetfulness have struck—and you don’t remember what God has delivered you from. Consider then the song of Moses, sung after God’s deliverance of Israel in the Exodus. This song, like a wonderful template, provides three reasons for praise. Praise God for who He is (Exod. 15:1-3). Stop and reflect on the character of God. He is our strength and our song. He is a warrior who fights for His people. He has become our salvation. Praise God for what He has done (Exod. 15:4-11). Look back and marvel at salvation accomplished. For Moses, this was a physical deliverance from slavery to Pharaoh. For Christians, this is a spiritual deliverance from slavery to sin. Think on your testimony and how God acted to save you in Christ. Praise God for what He will do (Exod. 15:12-18). Moses looks to the future and God’s plan for Israel. So, Christian, look ahead to the hope of salvation. God will bring His children safely home to heaven where they will dwell with Him forever—yea, He will reign forever! As this year comes to an end, reflect on God’s care in your life, and follow Moses’ example. Like the saints in heaven, sing this song of Moses and the song of the Lamb (Rev. 15:2-4).