Israel bursts forth in a song of worship when The Lord has delivered them out of slavery.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 91: 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
Read - Exodus 15-16
The Israelites are led by Moses in a worshipful song of remembrance and declaration of all God had done in freeing them. As Christians, we sing for the same reasons. Let’s actively engage in worship in song and in other ways!
God continues to do miracles and Israel continues to struggle to come to fully trust Him. The bitter water was a test of their faithfulness. Do bitter experience sometimes test our faithfulness to God?
God would provide for Israel - both meat to replace their cravings of the meat pots in Israel - and Manna to provide them food even on the day of rest. God’s Provision can be trusted - then and now. Israel’s remembrance of slavery (in positive terms) is a sad contrast to the song of worship that they sang just a month prior. Let’s be careful that our remembrances are focused upon what God has done and not on how good ‘the old life’ was…
Lord, I give you my memory. Take it and shape it. Help me to remember all You have done in my life and in Your Word.
Why would God need to provide Israel with Quail and Manna when they were Shepherds?
A great way to meditate on what we Know of God is through worshipful singing. As you read many of the Psalms you will see that they are often remembrances of God’s work in the life of the writer and his people. Our culture is a culture of music and you will notice that we sing about what we love. What do you sing about?