After such a mighty victory, Moses needed to memorialize the event for all the people. Since Google was not around, written communication was not common, often things were memorialized with festivals, monuments, or songs. Make no mistake, those tools are still used today. Otherwise, we would never remember How glorious our flag looked after the raging battle of Fort McHenry in 1812.
Moses wrote and the people sang the Song of victory as they saw the Egyptian army vanquished without them raising a hand. It was a turning point for the slaves. There would be no going back, nor would there be any doubt that God would protect His chosen people.
God continued to deliver on His promise. Israel now had to learn to march forward as a free nation and claim the land God promised them. Moses had a big job getting the people ready, getting them inspired and leading them home. This psalm would assist them in always remembering God was large and in charge.
In our lives, we need to memorialize the many times God has shown Himself faithful in our lives. At our home, we talk about places and events where God made sure we knew He was on the job. We recall homes and treats that God set before us that were absolutely delivered personally by Him. In those times, we gained hope when the enemy thought he had us defeated. We are forever grateful and will never forget the memorials God has provided to our family.
God Bless You
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying,
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider[a] he has thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of war;
the Lord is his name.
4 “Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
5 The floods covered them;
they went down into the depths like a stone.
6 Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
7 In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
8 At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
the floods stood up in a heap;
the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
10 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.
13 “You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14 The peoples have heard; they tremble;
pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed;
trembling seizes the leaders of Moab;
all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16 Terror and dread fall upon them;
because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone,
till your people, O Lord, pass by,
till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
18 The Lord will reign forever and ever.”