Exodus 15:1-6, 20-21

 
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Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and said, “I will sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted; the horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will extol Him.

The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; and the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea. The deeps cover them; they went down into the depths like a stone.

Your right hand, O Lord, is majestic in power. Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.”

(Exodus 15:1-6)

Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing. Miriam answered them, “Sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted; the horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea.”

(Exodus 15:20-21)

Devotion

The first thing the Israelites did on the other side of the Red Sea was sing.

The experience of Salvation along with a decisive break with the sinful past and commitment to a new life results in a new song – full of joy and truth and praise to God.

The joy of the Lord needs to be our strength – joy that comes from the Lord and comes from knowing the God of our salvation.

The Big Question

Are you experiencing joy?

Not happiness that depends on circumstances, but a deeper kind of joy that comes from knowing you are a new creature, right with God, and sure to live in paradise forever?

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.