This Day in History: 0000-03-12

March 12 – Exodus 15:1-18

“I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; He has hurled both horse and rider into the sea.  The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him – my father’s God, and I will exalt Him! The Lord is a warrior; Yahweh is His name!
…Your right hand, oh Lord, is glorious in power. Your right hand, oh Lord, smashes the enemy. In the greatness of Your majesty, You overthrow those who rise against You. You unleash Your blazing fury; it consumes them like straw…
Who is like You among the gods, oh Lord – glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders? You raised Your right hand, and the earth swallowed our enemies. With Your unfailing love You lead the people You have redeemed. In Your might, You guide them to Your sacred home. The people hear and tremble; anguish grips those who live in Philistia…
The power of Your arm makes them lifeless as stone until Your people pass by, oh Lord, until the people You purchased pass by. You will bring them in and plant them on Your own mountain – the place, oh Lord, reserved for Your own dwelling, the sanctuary, oh Lord, that Your hands have established. The Lord will reign forever and ever!”

I think we’re overdue for a day of pure worship here on Hope for Today.  We serve the only Living God, my friends.  Let’s praise Him!  Let’s use the words of this song that Moses and the people of Israel sang to the Lord after He defeated Pharaoh and the Egyptians at the Red Sea to inspire our own prayer of praise, worship, and adoration!

“Oh God, we will praise You today and forever because You are our everything.  You have given us victory over sin, over death, over Satan and all his forces of darkness.  You have rescued us from this miserable world and made us Your very own.  You are our only true Source of strength and our hearts will sing to You as long as we live.  You are the only true God, and we will worship You.  You are Yahweh, God, Jehovah, the Holy One.  We stand in awe of who You are!  Thank-you Lord that we can know that victory is ours when we trust in You.  Thank-you that You are more powerful, more mighty than anything that could ever come against us.  Your right arm is stronger than any disease, any loss, any betrayal.  You are mightier than any trial, or temptation.

You hate sin, You hate what is evil, oh Lord, and we know that You will unleash justice upon anyone or anything that stands against You.  Anyone who tries to come between You and Your precious children.  So remind us of Your glory.  Show us Your splendor. Let us remember Your holiness and live in wonder of Your majesty!

There is no other god like You! No other god even comes close.  You are the only true God!  You lead us day by day and mold us into the people You want us to be.  We are so privileged to be counted among Your own.  No one can touch us, God, because we are under Your care.  You will guide us until we reach our eternal home, with You, in Heaven forever!

You have always been God. You are the only God, and You will be God forever.  You will reign on the throne as the High King of Heaven for all of eternity and we bow before You in humble awe.  You are our King! We worship You!”