BH 20: O Worship the King.
Text: Exodus 15:1-10.
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. Exodus 15:1, NIV.
People express themselves in different ways. Music is one way they do it. Singing songs is one of the ways to express one’s feeling to God and to commune with Him.
Today’s text reveals how Moses used songs to convey his appreciation and that of the Israelites to God, having defeated the Egyptians.
God demonstrated His power over Pharaoh and his army. These acts of God are viewed as evidence of His nature and character. Moses and the Israelites acknowledged that their victory belonged to God. He used vivid imagery to express their spectacular deliverance.
Moses described how God made the water stand still for His children to pass through while that same water drowned the Egyptians. He expressed gratitude to God who is incomparable to other gods.
How do you express your gratitude to God? Giving thanks to God could take different forms. While you could appreciate God in other ways, the Bible enjoins us to sing to God in appreciation of His goodness.
Even if you are not a choir member, you can sing beautifully to God if you can reflect on His acts of deliverance. Moses used the scenes of their deliverance to describe their miraculous victory and awesome destruction of the Egyptians.
You too can describe God’s intervention in your life as you sing to Him. Just allow the Holy Spirit to inspire you, and then you will be filled with inspiration to praise Him.
Today, sing a new song of thanksgiving to God as you are inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Wisdom: Songs are good means to recall God’s great acts.
Food for Thought: What acts of God have great significance in your ife?
Follow-up Action: Today, sing a new song of thanksgiving to God.
Prayer: Lord, continue to grant us victory so that we can continue to sing of Your triump.
Pray for these ordained ministers and members of their churches: Falolu J.A., Ibadan; Avoseh Semako Godbless, Ibadan; Adepetun B. Julius, Akinima; Sawntong B. Shwon, Zaria.