This 15th chapter of Exodus is one of the most triumphant songs in the Bible. However whose song is it and who did all the work. I think of that when I sing a triumphant song. Is it something that I have done or is it what my God has done? We love the term right hand of the Lord. That is definitely spoken of Jesus Christ in Isaiah 53. I neglected to add in my last blog that they packed up the body of Joseph just like he asked them to do for their trek to Canaan which because of Israel’s disobedience lasted 40 years.
Now Miriam here called a Prophetess leads the women in a dance of triumph here. Later she would be punished by God because of a bad attitude against Moses. Here she was triumphant. We do have our ups and downs. I like what she says here, “I will sing unto the Lord for He hath triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.” We need that kind of attitude. Then let us sing.
Written by Pastor Curt Darling