To use authoritative words undiscerningly runs the risk of treating the power of God as if it were something to be conjured up at will. To use such language as a matter of routine rather than one of discernment borders on the magic mentality. For instance, occasionally it is poss … More
Israel was now on the eastern shore of the Red Sea having been rescued from the clutches of her enemies by God. Moses now leads the people in a song of praise which is the first recorded song in the Bible. He is accompanied by his sister Miriam and her woman companions with instruments. The structure of the song is made up of 4 stanzas:
1. Stanza one briefly introduces God’s powerful victory (vv. 1-5).
2.Stanza two graphically repeats the victory and then inserts the arrogant and vengeful assertions of victory by the enemy to show how puny they were (vv. 6-10).
3.Stanza three summarizes the victory after asking an appropriate question (vv. 11-13). Since the victory was essential for Israel’s rescue, the stanza also introduces them.
4.Stanza four picks up and expands on God’s leading of His people to their divinely assigned home (vv. 14-17). Also, it causes other nations to fear, as they hear of Israel’s dramatic rescue. The closing line sums it all up when it says, The Lord reigns (v. 18).
The interlude that follows (vv. 19-20) reminds us of the theme behind the song and introduces the response of Miriam and her band of women (v. 21).
When you sing do you think about the words you are singing and whether they are exalting men or God? It is my conviction that music where the beat is predominant and the words are hard to hear and not clearly understood doesn’t really glorify the Lord.
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Exodus 12:1-14The Passover
Exodus 12:15-24The Celebration of The Passover
Exodus 12:25-36The Largest Mass Funerals in World History
Exodus 12:37-51Two Million Children of Israel Leave Egypt
Exodus 13:1-16The Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 13:17-22God Led The Israelites by a Cloud And by Fire
Exodus 14:1-14Hebrew Children Trapped at The Red Sea
Exodus 14:15-31The Israelites Crossed The Red Sea And The Egyptians Drown
Exodus 15:1-21The Praise by Moses For Deliverance
Exodus 15:22-27The Provision of Water at Marah
Exodus 16:1-13God Told Moses he Would Rain Bread From Heaven
Exodus 16:14-22Manna Was Easily Accessible
Exodus 16:23-36The First Mention of The Sabbath
Exodus 17:1-16Trials That Helped Israel Understand Themselves Better
Exodus 18:1-12Jethro Visits Moses
Exodus 18:13-27Jethro Counsels Moses