“The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.”
Part of the victory song of Moses, after the great triumph of God in the Exodus through the sea, it is captured and sung again in this wonderful Psalm. It was still just a foretaste of the glorious salvation to be revealed by God in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The dependency of man and the magnificent love and provision of God Almighty is reflected in the first of three ways.
‘The Lord is my strength’. Not for the first time has man discovered that that his greatest asset is his relationship with God, for whom nothing is impossible. In comparison with the majesty, power and wisdom of God we have nothing to offer that is of any comparable significance. Our great learning and achievements, using the abilities given to us by God, are as nothing in the light of His glory. Indeed at times we are totally helpless in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional situations in which we find ourselves. This Moses discovered when he and the Israelites were trapped between the sea and the approaching Egyptian army. The warrior king David reflected all this in his Psalm 18 which opens with the humble and rejoicing acknowledgement,
“I love you, O Lord, my strength.”
All good things come from God – acknowledge and appreciate your gifts
Thank You Father. You are always with me – to strengthen and protect me, and to lift me up when I fall. With You nothing is impossible. Amen.