Scripture Memory Meditation | Exodus 15:2
“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.”
One of the main themes running through Scripture is praise and worship in response to God's deliverance from oppression or trial. This theme features in the Bible from beginning to end. The people of God are often placed in positions where they must solely trust in Him for salvation. Once delivered there is often an expression of heartfelt joy and praise for His deliverance. Exodus 15:2 is one such incident.
The Israelites are fleeing Egypt’s mighty army and are stuck at the Red Sea with nowhere left to run. There is absolutely no hope left for them. But God opens up a way for salvation. He separates the Red Sea and allows them to escape through the narrow passage. The Israelites take the path and arrive safely to the other side. The Egyptians, on the other hand, seek to pursue the Israelites, but the Lord causes the Red Sea to collapse upon them, crushing the mighty army. The people of God are delivered with one swift blow. As a result, the Israelites worship and praise God with hearts filled with joy for his salvation. They call one another to remember together that this is their God and their father’s God who has delivered them.
The people of God today have been saved in like manner. As Ephesians 2 explains, we were left without hope—with nowhere else to turn. We were dead in our sins and transgressions. We were left at the bottom of the deep abyss. But God, being rich in mercy and grace, made a way for salvation. He did this ultimately through Jesus who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus crushed sin and death with one final blow on the cross. He collapsed upon sin and death eliminating its eternal effect upon those who look to Him.
Because of Jesus’ finished work we look to him alone. He is the one we rejoice in with hearts filled with praise and thanksgiving. He is the one we sing of week in and week out. He is the one we call each other to remember from this day forth and forevermore.
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