Day 48: Exodus 15:6-11
6 Your right hand, Lord,
was majestic in power.
Your right hand, Lord,
shattered the enemy.
7 “In the greatness of your majesty
you threw down those who opposed you.
You unleashed your burning anger;
it consumed them like stubble.
8 By the blast of your nostrils
the waters piled up.
The surging waters stood up like a wall;
the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy boasted,
‘I will pursue, I will overtake them.
I will divide the spoils;
I will gorge myself on them.
I will draw my sword
and my hand will destroy them.’
10 But you blew with your breath,
and the sea covered them.
They sank like lead
in the mighty waters.
11 Who among the gods
is like you, Lord?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
Let us rejoice!
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob freed His Israelite children from the satanic grip of the Pharaoh of Egypt by a miraculous deliverance. As a result, Moses and the Israelites responded with an overwhelming outpouring of rejoicing in song. Likewise they praised God’s majesty, holiness, power and glory. They offered a collective confession of faith upon realizing that God had brought them safely out of Egypt. Finally, they sang about victory, the keynote of their song, and of triumph over the bondage of slavery, sin, and the power of Satan. The Lord is the focus of the song. The people enjoyed the victory; but the battle was authored by the Lord.
Let us rejoice!
As we reflect upon these past events, victory should be our theme for the days ahead. Perhaps the lyrics of an old hymn might be our testimony.
“Victory in Jesus” by Eugene Bartlett
I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory, How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me.
I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning. Then I repented of my sins and won the victory.
Oh, victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever!
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood. He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him. He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.
And again, let us rejoice!
Terry Ayers | Pastoral Care Pastor, Lima Community Church