The Israelites cross the Red Sea; they see God do this amazing work of protection, deliverance, and provision. Their response to this salvation from the Egyptians, this passing from death to life, is where we find the very first Worship song recorded in the Bible. "I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, the horse and rider he has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him? Exodus 15: 1-3.
They praised God for His victory on their behalf! He had become their salvation. As Crazy as the Exodus story is with all Of its signs and wonders, we today have a greater miracle, a greater sign, and wonder, a greater reason to worship! God sent his only son Jesus to die for you and me! We have much reason to praise and worship Him! We have direct access to the father to have a personal one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ.
This one-on-one relationship that we should have with Jesus is not what I want to emphasize today, though. Standing there on the other side of the parted sea together, they worshipped. Together. It is a great privilege we have to worship Jesus together. Colossians 3:16-17 "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
It is one thing to worship alone with Jesus. that is vitally important! When we worship 'together, though as one body singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, we press the word of God deeper into our hearts, we edify and build up each other. Our praise to him as one body together promotes unity in the body and building up of faith. So, as we continue through this season, let us not take for granted the privilege we have to worship together in unity Jesus Christ who is worthy of our praise!