Exodus 15:2 God Gave A Song

Exodus 15:2 (KJV)
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.

Surveying the defeat of the Egyptians at the Red Sea and reflecting upon how it was accomplished, Moses and the people burst into singing (I imagine that Moses composed the song under inspiration of the Holy Spirit and then taught it to the people. The power of music is how quickly we can learn it). The opening statement gives a threefold alliteration. God was their:

  • Strength
  • Song and had become their
  • Salvation

The salvation referenced is not from sin.[1] This is deliverance from a trial. Salvation, in reference to sin, is more accurately represented in the Passover.

Saved people find strength in God. He steels our emotions. He encourages us in hardship. His Word gives hope in our darkness. We are weak but He is strong. When we have God’s strength we find it easier to sing. Though there are always hurdles to overcome our faith finds reasons to rejoice.

And as we walk our path in this life, strengthened by His might and rejoicing with the song He puts in our hearts, we invariably witness again and again how He defeats our enemies.

[1] Though 1 Corinthians 10 draws a very tight correlation.


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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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