• W. Austin Gardner

A Song of Worship to the Lord!



Exodus 15:1 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. 2 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. 3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. 5 The depths have covered them: They sank into the bottom as a stone. 6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: Thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: Thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, The floods stood upright as an heap, And the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: They sank as lead in the mighty waters. 11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, The earth swallowed them. 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: Sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina. 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; The mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; All the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; Till thy people pass over, O Lord, Till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, In the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, In the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. 18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. 27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

  1. Sing unto the Lord 15:1 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.

  2. They sung to recognize who had done great things

  3. The singing took the emphasis off of them and their power and placed it on the Lord God of Heaven who did it all

  4. Notice what He had done

  5. It is God that has won the victory he hath triumphed gloriously: The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

  6. They were giving honor to the Lord because they recognized that it was Him and His power 2 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. 3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.

  7. It was the Lord that cast the Egyptians into the sea. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. 5 The depths have covered them: They sank into the bottom as a stone.

  8. They did not take credit for being a great military strategist

  9. They did not talk of how they defeated the enemy

  10. They were not pinning metals on each other’s chest

  11. It was all the power of God 6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: Thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: Thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, The floods stood upright as an heap, And the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

  12. We could continue a reading of this chapter, this song and see the following

  13. God is referred to in this chapter 31 times in only 27 verses

  14. They recognized that it was all God

  15. They take no credit for anything that happened

  16. They do not even mention how quickly they ran or how they took care of their family

  17. This is a story of praise to God for all that He has done

  18. How often does God get the credit and the glory for the victories that you experience in your life?

  19. Are you quick to think of yourself, your abilities, and your hard work

  20. Do you look to give honor and glory to God for all that you are able to accomplish

  21. Do you see God actively involved in your life, your family, and your career

  22. Do you worship God for what He is doing in your life?

  23. The Egyptians, their enemies had great plans 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

  24. They determined to chase after and destroy God’s people

  25. They planned on getting their stuff back

  26. They planned on getting vengeance

  27. They thought that they in their power could do something

  28. How often do you fall into the trap of thinking of what you can do?

  29. The enemy does have real plans to destroy you

  30. He is a thief come to steal to kill and to destroy John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

  31. He is like a roaring lion I Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

  32. Our fight is against Satan and his army and not against people Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  33. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that things and circumstances are just happening

  34. It is easy to look out and see who or what to blame

  35. You are called to love and serve Jesus. You are not to get discouraged and want to quit.

  36. You are to realize that in your life you are fighting to make much of Jesus and His power. Do not let Satan defeat you

  37. How often do you think that the enemy is more powerful than he is?

  38. You think that he really can catch you

  39. Take your stuff away

  40. Destroy you

  41. Sing a Song of Worship 11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, The earth swallowed them. 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

  42. There is no other God like the Lord.

  43. The world has many gods but only One is glorious in holiness

  44. Only One is awesome in praise

  45. Only One is the great God of mercy 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

  46. Only One comes and redeems His people

  47. That means He finds us

  48. He delivers us

  49. He does the work

  50. He pays the price to get us out of slavery and death to freedom and life

  51. Only One leads and directs our paths

  52. Only One God is so awesome that the unbelievers can see His power and know that He is real 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: Sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina. 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; The mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; All the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; Till thy people pass over, O Lord, Till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

  53. The enemies in Palestina would hear about the great victory won by their God

  54. Esau and his family would know that the God of Israel was alive and working

  55. All those in Canaan would melt away in fear

  56. They would hush their mouths and know that God was great

  57. The lost world would know that God’s people had been purchased by Him and were receiving His promise 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; Till thy people pass over, O Lord, Till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

  58. It was God that was going to give them what He had promised them 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, In the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, In the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.

  59. There would be no end to His power, His kingdom, His reign 18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.

  60. We sing because we recognize that the Lord has won a great victory 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

  61. We, like Miriam, should encourage others to sing

  62. We should realize why we are singing

  63. We should pay attention to whom we are singing

  64. We should worship and magnify the Lord for what He has done

  65. Even our children should learn from our songs what a great God we serve

  66. From singing to complaining in 3 short days 22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

  67. We so easily forget what God has done for us

  68. A little trouble and we are right back in the middle of our whining and complaining

  69. We must guard against being so quick to turn our back on what God has done in our lives 23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for