Today’s reading: Exodus 15; Luke 18; Job 33; 2 Corinthians 3
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11)
There is no one like our God. It was only a few years ago that my human brain and emotions started to grasp this concept, and now every time I say it with all of my heart believing that it is true, I get chills, and sometimes tears. There is no one like him. He created this earth and its inhabitants. He gave us the ability to love. He designed our brains to think, to process emotion, to create, to wonder, to worship, to choose.
The more I know God, the more I love him. The purpose of this post is to share some of the attributes of God so that we may know him better, some attributes of the enemy so that we can be vigilant, and some of our proper responses to who God is and what he has done. The Song of Moses found in Exodus 15 is a beautiful poetic song and extremely robust with content. It is worth reading over and over and taking a deeper dive into. Each bullet point below lists a verse reference from Exodus 15.
Names & attributes of God from this song:
- Triumphant; has power over the enemy. (1, 4, 5, 6, 7)
- Strength, song, salvation. (2)
- Masculine gender. Refers to God as “He” or “Him”. (2)
- Warrior (3)
- In control of the earth. (5, 8, 10, 12)
- Powerful (6)
- Great (7)
- Majestic (7, 11)
- Furious (7)
- Holy (11)
- Full of glorious deeds. (11)
- His love is steadfast. (13)
- Leader (13)
- Redeemer (13)
- Guide (13)
- His home is holy. (13)
- Purchaser; he purchased us. (16)
- Creator (17)
- Reigns forever (18)
Attributes of the enemy:
- Pursuer, taker, selfish, ruthless, destroyer (9)
- Powerless against God. (10, 12, 16)
- Melts away. (15)
- Filled with terror and dread. (16)
Proper responses to God: The entire song is their acknowledgement of his many attributes and deeds, but here are a few specific responses within the song.
- Sing to him. (1)
- Acknowledge him as our strength and savior. (2)
- Praise him. (2)
- Exalt him. (2)
- Tremble (14, 15)
God’s ultimate act was to send his son Jesus to this earth, to become human but yet still God, and to sacrifice his life for our sins. How can our response to this even compare to the magnitude of what he has done? We cannot repay him so we must do what he designed us to do, worship him, praise him, acknowledge him, and with trembling hearts in awe of what he has done.