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. Exodus 15:2
For more than four hundred years, the people of Israel had longed for freedom but did not have the strength to deliver themselves. At the proper time God brought about their deliverance, and in this moment of thanksgiving, the people acknowledged that He was their strength. After God led the nation of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, and after He delivered the people through the miracle at the Red Sea, Moses and the people of Israel praised God, their deliverer, in song (Exodus 15:1). That song included the assertion that “the Lord is my strength and my song” (Exodus 15:2).
God had delivered Israel miraculously, and, for the moment at least, the nation was grateful and praised Him, acknowledging Him as their strength and song. Sometimes in our own lives we fail to see how great and beneficial are God’s works in our lives, and we either credit ourselves for our successes or we simply don’t acknowledge Him. How sad that we might think for even a moment that our strength is our own, when everything we have is from Him.
Title: THE LORD MY STRENGTH AND MY SONG PART 1-3
– BY GBILE AKANNI