A simple chorus of genuine praise

Often it is the simple spontaneous things that are as meaningful as the profound planned things. The song of Moses in Exodus 15 covers seventeen and a half verses praising God for the power displayed in the crossing of the Red Sea and subsequent destruction of the Egyptian army. Then Miriam, the sister of Moses, grabs a tambourine, is joined by all the women, and erupt in praise to God with a simple chorus.

Exodus 15:21
“Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”

By using the name “the LORD” (all-capitals), Miriam is calling all to sing to the same God Whom Moses had described in his much longer song.

The reason for Miriam’s call to song is again the same as that of Moses’ much more elaborate song – the LORD has shown his power in the most magnificent of ways.

Like Moses, Miriam records the actual deeds of God, but with child-like simplicity “The horse and his rider God has thrown into the sea.”

 

You might not be able to compose a seventeen stanza hymn of worship to God for His acts on your behalf today, but certainly a sentence of two is within every believer’s grasp. Can you not, like Miriam, incite worship in others with a three-part sentence detailing your desire for God to be worshipped, His superior greatness, and His particular deeds?

 

A simple chorus of genuine praise
Scroll to top