-Moses and the sons of Israel sing a song before the LORD exalting and praising Him for all of His mighty acts in the deliverance of the Hebrew people. In the song is the promise of the mountain of their inheritance, where the LORD would make His dwelling place. This refers to Jerusalem in my opinion. There is also the acknowledgement of the fear and panic that would reside on all those who stood in the LORD’s way of bringing His people back into the promised land. From Philistia to Edom, to Moab, to Canaan terror and dread was falling on them because of the greatness of God and His demonstration of power before the Egyptians.
-Miriam the prophetess and sister of Aaron also took the timbrel in her hand and sang out with dancing of the exaltation of the LORD and his redemptive power over the enemy. *Application* At times of deliverance we need to remember the greatness of our God to overcome all obstacles and barriers. He is the great deliverer and healer as this chapter points out. Jesus points to this kind of thanksgiving in His ministry as well (Luke 17:12-19). Always be grateful and thankful to the mighty God we serve.
-It did not take long for the rejoicing to turn to complaining. Three days into the wilderness with no water made the children of Israel grumble with questions of provision. The LORD once again provided a miracle for them in making the bitter waters of Marah sweet. The Scriptures say at this point that God “made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them (Exodus 15:25b).” He told them that if they would give earnest heed to His voice, do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, He would not put any of the diseases on them that the Egyptians received (Exodus 15:26). He declared something very important to them here that is applicable to us. He, and He alone, is the healer (Exodus 15:26b). *Application* Have you reflected on this fact lately? Give thanks to the LORD with song and praise for all His righteous acts in your life for the purpose of deliverance and healing immediately.
Verse to Memorize: Exodus 15:26