What did you learn? (Exodus 15)

26 saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”Exodus 15:26

Yesterday one of our college students, having just returned from Malawi, wrote the following:  “These last two weeks have been the greatest experience of my life.”  As I thought about this students post I thought, I cannot wait to her what she has learned.

As the nation of Israel came out of the Red Sea experience, Moses begins to sing a song that teaches us about what he had learned about God.  The words of his song teach us much about His power and His love.

The question I must ask is this: what did the congregation learn from their experience?  We do not have to wait long to get our answer.  Verses 23-25 give us our answer.  Instead of praying to God, Israel complain’s against Moses. Instead of trusting God they terrorize Moses.

Question: What have you and I learned in the days of our lives?  To be boldly honest, here is what I have learned in the last 7 days:

  • I am not as strong as I thought I was.  I need the Lord every hour.
  • I stand in need of God’s wisdom and discernment.
  • I am desperate for God’s leadership in my life.

The closer you walk with God the lesser you become in your own eyes.  The clearer you hear God’s voice the clearer your path in life will be.

Moses outlines the path of success in Vs: 26:

  1. Listen to the voice of the Lord.
  2. Obey what is right in His sight.
  3. Submit to what He says is right.
  4. Live out His commands.

Here is a big deal:  When we follow this path, the learning never ceases in our lives.

It is my prayer that you would slow down and listen to God’s voice.  It is my prayer that you would pull up your boot straps and obey God.  It is my prayer that you would submit to living out all His commandments.

When we do these things we can say with that college student:  “This was the best experience of my life.



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