Revelation 15:3–4: “They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, / Lord God Almighty! / Just and true are Your ways, / O King of the saints! / Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? / For You alone are holy. / For all nations shall come and worship before You, / For Your judgments have been manifested.'”

June 7th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional

Here we find the tribulation saints in heaven, worshipping God by singing a song of deliverance, like Moses and Israel did when they came out of Egyptian slavery. God instructed Moses to write down a song: “Now therefore, write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel” (Deut. 31:19). God was the author of the song, and it seems it was given and sung the same day.

It is interesting to notice that the first hymn in Scripture was the song of deliverance in Exodus 15, and that same hymn is the final hymn of the Bible here. In Exodus 15, the song came after God had given His people deliverance from Pharaoh. We remember that God had guided them into a seemingly illogical trap, guiding them to camp between two mountain ranges, with their back to the Red Sea, which left them trapped and boxed in. When they saw the chariots of Pharaoh and his army bearing down, they became very upset with Moses. But God had allowed them to be ensnared so that He could show them His incredible power. The parting of the Red Sea by the God who rules over the forces of nature, became the song on their lips.

Maybe you are feeling a little boxed in as you read this because God has allowed you to become hemmed in between two mountains, with your back to a Red-Sea-sized problem. It could be a job, school, finances, health, or a hard relationship; and you are wondering why the Lord would even allow such difficulties to box you in. God still leads His children into box canyons so that He can show them a miracle. If your back is to the Red Sea right now, don’t despair but look to Him for a miracle because He is about to do something great to part your sea and take you through. Singing is a wonder-filled way of expressing thanksgiving to God, even before He has acted. Hope still sings when melodies seem far away and dares to believe God still does miracles this day.

“LORD, we also often find ourselves boxed in, but we trust You to set us free to serve You today.”