the “congealing” of the water, so as to pile up like a wall). The casting of the wood into the water must have been a symbolic act, like Moses raising his staff over the waters of the Red Sea. Exodus 15:1, Today we are going to look at the song Moses and the Israelites sang as they worshipped and celebrated the victory God has given them. Exod. By Israel’s protest against Moses, the people had revealed their lack of faith and hardness of heart. Their joy at discovering water turned quickly to anger at Moses for leading them to such a place. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 43:1-3a, 14-21; 44:24-28; 50:2-3; 51:9-11; 52:3-6, 11-12; Jer. Frequently, when we encounter a problem in our lives, we do not even consider that it is something about which God is intimately concerned. Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. The winds (which the song describes as coming from the breath of God, vss. With dramatic poetic strokes, the event which just occurred in the midst of the Red Sea is described. Deut. The scientific method is a good method—for matters of science. 5-10, cf. (Mark 16:19) Moses is giving glory to Christ! Ruth 1:20) was a miracle. It is my contention that they did not see their circumstances as demanding a “spiritual” solution, but only as demanding a “secular” solution. For example, the Egyptian soldiers were said to have sunk “like a stone” in the Red Sea (15:5). Today we are going to look at the song Moses and the Israelites sang as they worshipped and celebrated the victory God has given them. For three days they found no water. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath. ; 21:4; 22:2ff. Ps. God does not tolerate disobedience and unbelief, either in the Egyptians or in His people. The God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New, and because He does not change (Jas. No one knows of any wood which could produce the result which is here described. In order to prove that this was something scientifically verifiable, the parting of the sea would have to be repeated time after time. Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying, “I will sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea. The Old Testament is therefore a rich source of faith-building history, which assures us of what God can do, based upon our knowledge of what God has already done. 12:31-36). Just as the Lord “healed” the bitter waters of Marah, making them sweet, so He would be Israel’s healer, if they would but obey. We sing, “O, for a Thousand Tongues,” and then, when someone makes fun of our faith, we are tongue-tied and cannot find any words to say concerning our faith. We often fail to apply our faith in God, resulting from one event, to another event which is virtually identical. also Josh. One of the main reasons for the Plagues of Egypt was God was revealing to Egypt their deities were false. Both horse and driver. The Israelites saw the miraculous hand of God at work in their passing through the Red Sea, and they expected His hand to work mightily and miraculously as they entered into the land of Canaan to possess it. The Song of the Sea was reputedly sung by the Israelites after their crossing the Red Sea in safety, and celebrates the destruction of the Egyptian army during the crossing, and looks forward to the future … Take note the Israelites worshipped by singing a hymn to The Lord, when we sings hymns in Church is a form of praise and worship to God, 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. 66:6; 68:18; 106:12; v. 2, cf. 15 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, ( B ) “I will sing to the Lord , for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider [ a ] he has thrown into the sea. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 13:17–14:31). Israel came to know God in a greater way as a result of the trials and testings that they experienced in Egypt and in the wilderness. Exodus 15 New Living Translation (NLT) A Song of Deliverance. Exodus 15-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Song of Moses. Expecting to live the Christian life on a continuous high is not only unrealistic, it is unbiblical. God was able to make the waters congeal, so that there were walls of water on both sides of the Israelites (cf. who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? (2) Not only did Israel fail to apply their faith to their situation at Marah, they failed to even see the problem as being spiritual. God’s sovereignty is evidenced by His control over the forces of nature (e.g. Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Canaanites will be more easily overcome because of the terror produced by the report of the drowning of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea. (6) In the Book of Revelation, the deliverance of Israel (as depicted in the “Song of the Sea”) was seen as typical or symbolic of the deliverance of the tribulation saints (Rev. The scientific method requires that every scientific fact be proven, being performed under controlled conditions, having hard empirical evidence, and being repeatable, time after time. The transformation of the waters of Marah (which means “bitter,” cf. The Israelites failed to understand that if God promised to bring them safely out of Egypt and into the land of Canaan, any obstacle which would hinder or prevent them was one with which God was concerned, and which He could overcome. In spite of their power and confidence, God simply “blew them away,” causing them to “sink like lead” in the sea (v. 10). Écoutez de la musique en streaming sans publicité ou achetez des CDs et MP3 maintenant sur Amazon.fr. By the exodus, God said that Israel would know He was the Lord their God, who brought them out from under the yoke of the Egyptians (Exod. While we often accuse our charismatic brethren of expecting the miraculous and the ecstatic to be the norm, we often have become content to expect that things will always happen according to natural laws and practices, so that we expect miracles not to happen. Josh. If God could deal with the waters of the Red Sea, surely He could be trusted to deal with the waters of Marah. The mood of the song is triumphant. 160 Those who would argue for a late dating of this song would argue that the temple is in mind here. Exodus 14:27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea returned to its normal state. 6:6, 8). Another interesting note here is Moses sister Miriam was called a Prophet. It is the testing of tribulation and trials which shows that our faith is much more than a “fair weather faith,” thus giving us even greater confidence in the future. Moses cried out to the Lord, who showed him a piece of wood, which he cast into the water, causing it to become sweet. 15 Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the Lord, [ a]and said, “[ b]I will sing to the Lord, for He [ c]is highly exalted; The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. Ps. 12:40-41).155 The affliction of the Israelites was noted by the God who had covenanted with Abraham to bless him through his offspring and to bring them out of bondage into the land of Canaan. The “Song of the Sea” was not written to be sung but once. The first refrain, “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. If they were wrongly led, God led them wrongly by the cloud. Thus, either by a direct reference or by an allusion, the exodus is constantly drawn upon as a symbol and source of hope for Israel’s future deliverance.163. 15 Then Moses and the people of Israel f sang this song to the Lord, saying, g “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; . Instead, God led the Israelites into the desert, allowed them to be thirsty, and gave them bitter water. What did we learn from the Exodus story? Change ). They arrogantly pursued the Israelites, confident of victory (v. 9). Verse 27 records the arrival of the Israelites at Elim, where there was water in abundance. Ps. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. Interpret that as you will but obviously the Israelites believed she had a special calling by God. This adverse situation tested the faith and endurance of the Israelites, and provided the occasion for God to teach His people an important lesson. 15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified. 162 Gispen supplies us with this list of citations from the “Song of the Sea” in the Psalms: “v. Ps. Pulpit Commentary . 77:14-21; vv. It is followed in verses 20 and 21 by a much shorter song sung by Miriam and the other women. Now, the terrified Canaanites are prophesied to become “as still as a stone” (15:16). They did not hesitate to place the responsibility for this blunder squarely on the shoulders of their leader—Moses. Not only were the Israelites singing and worshipping God, but it says they were dancing and playing the tambourine. The primary reason appears to be the “prophecies” of verses 13 and following, which they choose to view as history, described after the event. Psalm 78:54; Isaiah 11:9). Robert L. (Bob)Deffinbaugh graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with his Th.M. 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