When we last looked in the Bible (Exodus 14), God was hardening the hearts of the Egyptians, forcing them to chase after the Israelites, until they entered the spread sea walls. At this point God crashed the water down upon them and killed the Pharaoh and his men. That’s a loving God for you. Pharaoh and his men did what they did ONLY because God hardened their hearts. God caused the Israelites to suffer and God killed the Egyptians. What’s next? Singing. Seriously. Exodus 15 starts with a song sung by Moses and the Israelites.
“I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.” – Exodus 15:1
Moses and the Israelites are now taking a break to praise a murderer.
“The Lord is a warrior…” – Exodus 15:3
I’ll give Moses this. The Lord is certainly a warrior. Like many warriors, He kills for a living.
“Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy.” – Exodus 15:6
The Egyptians were indeed enemies, but only because God hardened the Pharaoh’s heart.
“In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you.” – Exodus 15:7
The Egyptians didn’t oppose God of their own free will. They opposed God because God FORCED them to oppose Him.
“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.” – Exodus 15:13
That unfailing love only applies to certain people (i.e., the Israelites) and comes with strings attached. How many Israelites died because God forced the Egyptians to harm the Israelites? Is that really unfailing love?
“Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.” – Exodus 15:21
I’ve already said this but it’s worth saying again. Christians are praising and worshiping a God who MURDERED innocent people. This is NOT a loving God and NOT a god to be exalted. The Israelites have now left the sea and entered the desert.
“For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water…then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink.” – Exodus 15:22-25
ROFL! There are ways to desalinate water to make it fit to drink. Throwing a piece of wood into the water isn’t one of them. LOL!
“He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.’” – Exodus 15:26
Hmmm…I’d be careful if I were the Israelites. God has been known to harm those who do good on a moment’s notice. Look no further than the book of Job for more on this.
To conclude Exodus 15, Moses and the Israelites are ‘saved’ and worship God in song. God tells them to obey Him and all will be good. Only time will tell. 🙂
Coming Soon: Exodus – Chapter 16: Manna and Quail