[Cassuto, 184]  And, furthermore, that if they follow that instruction they will enjoy God’s blessing.....It is apt that the Lord should identify himself as Israel’s healer both because some of the plagues the Lord visited upon Egypt involved sickness and death and because, in this instance, he has provided for the physical health and welfare of his people by providing sweet water. (Ill. 7:1; Ps. The divinely appointed remedy must be brought into contact with the polluted and bitter waters of life. God’s done plenty of them already. 18:30; 2 Ki. 15:13), and His eternal reign over them (Ex. So one could paraphrase this description as "the breath of Your anger!" 32:6). I wondered what it would look and sound like. 5:5; 1 Ki. On the other side we, too, shall sing the new song with a fresh and fuller meaning. Give Him the glory. Weren’t they God’s chosen people? MY STRENGTH, SONG, SALVATION, Presumably, she is Miriam, who will later be identified as the sister of Aaron—and as a prophetess (Exodus 15:20-21). ‘Until the people, O Lord, shall have passed over Arnon and the Jordan.’ This was only a less miracle than the passage of the Red Sea, inasmuch as the channel is narrower, and the transit unattended by the destruction of enemies.". When you find yourself with bitter waters, look to see if there are areas of disobedience in your life. There they traveled for 3 days without finding water, and they began to complain. . “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. They had come within an eyelash of being pushed into the sea by the charging forces of Pharaoh's army. The God who delivered us yesterday is worthy of our obedience today. 15:3) we hear the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb blending in one. 1:4; Rev. The wrath to come has its horrors rather diminished than enhanced in description by the dark lines of human fancy; it baffles words, it leaves imagination far behind. All 4 uses in Deuteronomy are Moses referring to God as "my God." Exodus 15:20-26 (The Message) “Moses led Israel from the Red Sea on to the Wilderness of Shur. 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. Exodus 15:19  For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea. The Lord uses these opportunities to build new faith and trust. Exodus 15:22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Praise flows naturally from a grateful heart. If you are being led into a wilderness of disappointment and bitterness right now, trust God, for He knows exactly where you are and what you need. So the name of the site reflects the noteworthy event now taking place there. There you find the Israelites heaping honor on God. 4:19; Phlm. When the Lord God called Moses from the burning bush, He told him that he had been chosen to bring His people out of bondage in Egypt (v.10). Exodus 15:3  "The LORD is a warrior; The LORD is His name. God knew what they would face at Marah. Later, though, when the Israelites committed the same sin again, He judged them severely (see Numbers 16:1ff). 30:20; Job 5:18; Job 13:4; Ps. 94:22; Ps. He knew about their need before they did!) If Israel had never faced this bitter time, they would have never known this aspect of God's character. Every attempt has been made to make this both a complete and self-contained study. So the point is that God was leading Israel to the bitter water." 1 Kings 8:23 He said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like (kemo) You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. See related note on timbrel and dancing below. They struggled with Israel in order not to let her pass through their territory (Nu 20:1-29). 2:19; Jer. Moab, in central Transjordan, was the home of the descendants of Lot. It is only as we believe that such waters are in the plan of God and are permitted for spiritual enrichment of our life, that, like Jesus, we, too, can become noble in suffering. The healing power is not in our faith, but in the Christ whom we trust. Other passages use similar descriptions: Isa 42:13 has “man of wars”; Ps 24:8 has “mighty man of battle.”, John Trapp on the LORD is a warrior - Yea, he alone is a whole army of men, van and rear both. II. 6:16; Deut. Men have such short spiritual memories! IT WAS A MIRACLE AND BY NATURE MIRACLES ARE EVENTS THAT DO NOT JIVE WITH NATURAL LAWS OF SCIENCE. They are gone. I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them -The Septuagint renders by "my hand shall have dominion" (κυριευσει ἡ χειρ μου,) or lord it. ‘I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! Aren’t you glad He works midnights? 4:8; Dan. Their spirits would sink at the idea of grappling with such a power as evidently fought for Israel, and this secret misgiving, though it might not entirely preclude resistance, would yet so far weaken it, as to make them very little formidable in their warfare. The song itself is vv. His way was much rougher, and darker than mine: 17:7; Exod. Barry Horner writes "There will be a reversal of former dispersal and desolation. 33:8; Jdg. Thank you Jesus!" 95:9; Ps. (Ps 106:12) Spurgeon has an interesting comment on Ps 106:12. In its only other appearances in the OT, the name is used twice in the itinerary list of the wilderness wanderings in Num. How often people criticize and discredit their benefactors. Congealed (qapa) means to curdle, to congeal; to become settled, stagnant. 51:9; Lam. This use in Exodus is the only one. Phrase "My God" - 151x in 140v - Gen. 28:21; Exod. And the reason is because "He has triumphed gloriously." If we trust God and obey His Word, we’ll pass the test and grow; but if in unbelief we complain and disobey the Lord, we’ll fail the test and remain immature (James 1:12–18; Heb. But there is a deeper level to this story – the healing of the water is incidental to the healing of the people, their lack of trust. When something good happens, the Lord deserves the credit, for He is the source of all that is good. Spiritual Meaning of EXODUS 1:15-21 previous - next - text - summary - Exodus - BM Home - Full Page. Although an adjective, mar can function alone as the noun bitterness (Isa. THE HEALING TREE Exodus 15:22–25 - James Smith (Handfuls of Purpose), There is sometimes not much between our songs and our sorrows. Hence, there is a resultant definition of "grumbling" or "complaining.". And we who believe in God and the Bible know He could part the Atlantic Ocean if He wanted to. 29:3; 1 Chr. Now, He didn't test them that He might know what was in their hearts. The blast of Yahweh will be seen in the end times against the man of sin... Then that lawless one (ANTICHRIST) will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; (2 Th 2:8). Because of their grumbling and lack of faith in God, the first generation of Israelites to leave captivity was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. So, what can sweeten the painful experiences of life? 22:2; 2 Sam. 11 “I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine. The Lord had protected them from the rampaging Egyptians, and their praises reflected the renewed trust in God that this event brought them. 13:22; Neh. In the divine plan, supernatural intervention is not an end in itself, but it is a means of teaching us that we can always trust and obey the leadership of Almighty God. 42:11; Ps. CHAPTER 15. When we are up on the mountain, we can be so quick to glorify God and even stand publically and give Him thanks. Play this catchy tune with a great video on the Red Sea deliverance for Israel and death for Egypt. But He wisely mixes the two, so that if we drink the one, we must also taste the other. God had many unconventional weapons available for Him to use. In a prophecy of future blessings on the nation of Israel Isaiah 12:2 says "I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”, Jeremiah says "O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, " (Je 16:19). In Exodus 15, the Israelites were led by God into the desert. But then it was time to move on in the journey toward the land of promise. The word which saves is nigh even in the mouth and in the heart. It is interesting that it was Moses who sang this song and Moses who wrote the words of the "song" (psalm) that asks the question... Who understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear that is due You? He knows of that sickness you have yet to develop. 9:1; 2 Chr. Many who serve the Lord know this experience. But God will often let us sense our need The Pharaoh who did not know Joseph (Exodus 1:8) stubbornly refused the demands of Moses and Aaron to “let my people go.” The tenth and climactic plague, the slaughter of the firstborn, will finally force Pharaoh’s hand. The reason the people murmured was because they focused on their circumstances more than on God. I mean, they're saying, "Our God is the true God! Note that the question per se would seem to be a fair question. Bush says Philisti was "not of the prophetically accursed seed of Canaan, nor are they enumerated among the nations devoted to extermination, whose territory God assigned to the Hebrews. Whenever God leads us to a campsite at Marah, where we experi­ence bitterness, sorrow, or disappointment, we must keep in mind that we will one day drink the sweet water of Elim's wells and feel the refreshing shade of its palms. Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders? 49:4; Isa. (Psalm 23:2). NKJ  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! They said, "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously, the horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea. The danger is that bitter waters make us bitter. נחלת nehalta. 4:1; Job 3:20; Job 7:11; Job 10:1; Job 21:25; Ps. Exodus 13:17-15:20 . And perhaps a time is coming when we shall see that the proportions of this cup of human joy and sorrow are more equally adjusted than we now imagine—that souls capable of enjoyments above the vulgar crowd can also feel sorrow in comparison with which theirs is but like the passing April cloud in contrast with the long Egyptian night. The waters that could do no good were immediately made useful. We can't help but rejoice in His Son, In verse 1 they sing a new song unto the Lord; in verse 24 they murmur against Him. Then why did He allow all of these problems? Songs help us remember. and he has become my savior. Find ways to honor Him in worship. 118:28). "So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur" (Ex. 107:2) and do so. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet" (Ex. 12:1–2). 15:1-2). Exodus 15:20, 21So Jephthah's daughter collected a chorus or virgins, and with dances and songs came out to meet her father, and to celebrate his victory, Judges 11:34. You have refined us as silver is refined." Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (15:11). The lesson seems to have been that the Hebrews were totally dependent upon God for their survival. 18:2; Ps. 80:8–16,". NET Note - The "mountain" and the "place" would be wherever Yahweh met with his people. Way for you have refined us as silver is refined. thought occurred `` what shall drink. Know, we are tempted to grumble or murmur 1:21 ) ( tsaaq ) cry out, will! 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