Monday June 8, 2020
Today’s Reading: Exodus 15:1-2
The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
Meditation: The Lord is our source of strength, Who gives us victory. By His strength alone can we triumph over our enemies. We relish in complete victory not because of what we can do, but because of what God does for us. The Israelites would have had this in mind as they were crossing the Red Sea, passing through it with towering walls of water on either side of them. They witnessed the strength of God also as those walls of water collapsed over the Egyptians in pursuit of them. The rescue that God brings is something that He alone can do.
We see God’s strength in Jesus, who bore our sin and our shame. He made a way for us to the Father through an ocean of sin that would have otherwise consumed us. He held back its rough waves and saved for us a path of righteousness by which we could return back to God. God’s strength seen through Jesus brings us a more triumphant victory than had ever been known before.
God’s strength is wondrous. The elements of nature concede to Him. The strongest armies are no match for Him. But the most wondrous thing of all to ponder about His strength is that He chooses to use it to do miraculous things for us. When the Israelites witness the Lord’s salvation, they are moved to sing His praise. Their celebration outwardly expresses their joy and thanks. In like manner, the works of the Lord give us a reason to sing! While we do not deserve to benefit from the miraculous things He has done, the reminder of His strength causes us to make Him our Song, a declaration of Truth that we are compelled to share with others.
Prayer: Lord You are indeed my Strength. You are my Song and my Salvation, Lord. Thank You for all of the wondrous things You’ve done for me. I pray that the truth about You that You have put in my heart would be heard wherever I go, that others would know the joy of experiencing a relationship with You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN.
Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Biblestudytools.com): Hebrews 11:23-40; Exodus 15; Proverbs 6:1-7:5