As we read through the Book of Exodus, we see an Israel who got it wrong almost every time. They refused to trust God over and over again. And yet, this generation did have their moments, such as this one here as they worshiped God on the far bank of the Red Sea. Exodus 15 records a wonderful song of worship declared by God’s people to the Lord. They had just seen God rescue them through the waters of judgment, and this time, at least, they didn’t miss the opportunity to give God the worship due Him.
And in this moment, we are reminded of our own need to be aware, because there are times—plenty of times—when we have more in common with Israel in Exodus than we care to admit. We can be just as clueless, perhaps even more so. We too can miss times to offer God the worship due Him, and this isn’t just in the “high” moments like Israel experienced in Exodus 14–15. We need to fight to worship God without ceasing—in the “highs” of life as well as the “lows.” This is our goal: to respond properly to God’s day-by-day, minute-by-minute acts of grace and mercy in our lives.
What has God done today that has been worthy of worship?