you read through the book of Psalms you can quickly learn that David was man
who love to express himself through song. Thatís exactly what the children of
Colossians 3:16 ††16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
We need to keep this in mind and to make sure that select songs that praise God or that teaches what he has done for us.
Exodus 15:1 Then
Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying:
"I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and
its rider He has thrown into the sea!† 2
The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He 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 army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains
also are drowned in the
You notice in this song
how they give God all the credit and the praise his for delivering them with his† mighty hand. They teach in this song about
the crossing of the red sea and defeat of Pharaoh and his mighty army. In verse
14ff we learn that all of those who hear about this great event that God
brought about will† make the other
nations tremble with fear. These other nations knew how powerful
Think† about how†
this† relates to us today. If we have
negative mindset and we continually tell ourselves there is no way I can stand
up against the devil. There no way I can ever build up the courage to lead
prayer. There is no way that I could ever sit and teach† someone about God. If tell yourself things
like this all the time guess what outlook is going to determine your outcome.
As Christians we really to try to change our outlook on life. We must remember
that God is on our side and knowing that should give us the same confidence
that the children of
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.† 21 And Miriam answered them: "Sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!"
Here Miriam takes† some ladies† out and† sing and† the dance all in honor for what God has done for them. †††††††
Exodus 22 So Moses brought
The Children of Israel
hadnít had any water for 3 days and keep in mind in mind they were walking and
they are in desert type region. They finally found some water but it was
bitter. I can just imagine how glad they were to see this water I can even see
them running toward it so they could drink but the water was so bitter they
could† not drink it again I can see
them† spiting it out as soon as they
tasted. I can understand why they would complain to Moses at this time about
what they were to drink because they were getting closer and closer to death
but once God provides for them. Moses is to throw a tree into the bitter
water† and its makes the water good. In
verse 26 God wants his people to know that if they take his commandments
seriously and obey them that he take care of them. This same is thing is true
today. God has not changed he want his people to obey his commands and he will
take care of us. The children of
Exodus 16: 3
And the children of
One again the Children of
Israel complain because their bellies are empty and start wishing they were
Exodus 16:11 And the
LORD spoke to Moses, saying,† 12
"I have heard the complaints of the children of
First of all I donít want you to forget that there were somewhere around 2 to 3 million people and just think about how much quail and bread it would take to feed such a number. When I read about events like this I like to use my imagination and try to see that saw. That would of have been an interesting site to see all those thin white wafers on the ground and not know what they were. Moses had to tell them what it was.
Exodus †And the
God had done his† part but he wants the children of
Exodus 16:16 †16 "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: 'Let every man gather it according to each one's need, one omer for each person, according to the number of persons; let every man take for those who are in his tent.' "
God wants these† men to gather only the necessary amount that they need no more no less.
Exodus 16:19-20 ††19 And Moses said, "Let no one leave any of it till morning."† 20 Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. But some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them.
Some of the people hadnít learned to obeyed Gods commands. They might have been thinking we better get all the food we can today for tomorrow we may not have any. Could imagine the disgusted look on their face when the woke up the next morning and saw that horded food was stinking and worms in it. This concept is taught in the NT as well. In Mathew 6 Jesus tells his people not to worry about these things of this life. He gives an example of God takes care of the birds and so he will also take care of us but he concludes his talk about worry and says
Matthew - "But seek first the
You see there is enough to deal with today without adding on tomorrow problems as well besides that tomorrow may never come.
Exodus 16: 22 And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.† 23 Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD has said: 'Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.' "† 24 So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it.† 25 Then Moses said, "Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field.† 26 "Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there will be none."† 27 Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none.† 28 And the LORD said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?† 29 "See! For the LORD has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day."† 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
The sixth day was† different because† now they were to gather enough bread for 2 days. Now remember the bread that was left to morning the last time stank and had worms in it but not this† time because God authorized it so the bread was fine on the Sabbath day. Moses told the people that there would not be any bread on the 7th day but some did not believe and look for some any way and† God was not pleased and stressed to Moses to teach people† that they are not to leave their place on the Sabbath because it is a day of rest.
Exodus 16: 33 And Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot and put an omer of manna in it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations."† 34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
This same pot of manna would eventually be one of those few items that were put into the Ark of the Covenant.
Hebrews 9:4 †the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
In Exodus 17:1-7 once
again we find the children of
Exodus 17:3 †3 And the people thirsted there for
water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, "Why is it
you have brought us up out of
The children of
Vrs 8-16 Amalek decides to fight against the children of
Exodus 18 Moses talks to his father-in-law Jethro and tells him all about how God
delivered† the children of
Exodus 18:14-27 ††14 So when Moses' father-in-law
saw all that he did for the people, he said, "What is this thing
that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit, and all the people
stand before you from morning until evening?"† 15 And Moses said to his
father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.† 16 "When they have a
difficulty, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make
known the statutes of God and His laws."†
17 So Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that
you do is not good.† 18
"Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear
yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to
perform it by yourself.† 19
"Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will be with
you: Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to
God.† 20 "And you shall
teach them the statutes and the laws, and show them the way in which they must
walk and the work they must do.† 21
"Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God,
men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers
of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.† 22 "And let them judge the
people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall
bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So it will be
easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.† 23 "If you do this thing, and
God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this
people will also go to their place in peace."† 24 So Moses heeded the voice of
his father-in-law and did all that he had said.†
25 And Moses chose able men out of all
Part of being a good leader is learning how delegate responsibility. Moses was to train people in Gods ways and let them take care of the smaller problems but let Moses take care of big problems. This is good advice for the church today. The elders are the leaders of our congregation they are responsible for the people however they train people or put into place that can take care of different responsibilities while the major problems should be take care of by them. Deacons are qualified men that would be similar to the men that Moses picked out and they can help the Elders out. The rest of will find times when we to can help the Elders out and help each other. All the church work should not be laid upon one person or even 2 or 3 we should all work together doing what we can for God church. When we all get busy working together in unity we make Gods church strong.