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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sing the Song of Moses

Lord, I praise You for Your redemptive work in my life. Help me now to take in Your truth. Amen

"They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!" (Revelation 15:3)

The song of Moses is the first recorded song in the Bible. The children of Israel sang it after God brought them safely through the Red Sea (Exodus 15). The last recorded song in the Bible is the song of the Lamb. Both of these speak of redemption. The victorious saints in heaven are singing of the redeeming works of God.

Only the redeemed can truly sing. And victory's song is not about lauding what we have done; it is about proclaiming the marvelous works of Almighty God. If you've been redeemed, you should be singing victory's song, celebrating the Lord Jesus and His redemptive work in your life!

Praise to God precedes and follows every victory. When Israel was going into the Promised Land, it was fitting that God selected the tribe of Judah to go first since Judah means "praise". (Judges 1:1-2).

Maybe you say, 'I don't feel like praising. I have too many problems in my life.' Well, that is all the more reason you should sing! Consider how Paul and Silas responded when they were arrested, beaten and thrown into prison for preaching the Gospel: "But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them" (Acts 16:25).

Instead of complaining, they chose to openly praise the Lord. And when they did, there was an earthquake and God set the prisoners free! (v. 26). If you've got problems, pull some of the groans out of your prayers and shove in some hallelujahs. And if God gives you a victory, praise Him!

Yes, it is victory that sings of the works of God.

~Adrian Rogers~

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