The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. - Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength. He is my salvation. I will exalt him. This verse contains a lot of powerful truths, doesn't it? But what do these flowery words truly mean? Because I was curious, I decided to look up Google's defintions of "strength/strong" "salvation" and "exalt".
Here's what I found:
Strong = able to withstand great force or pressure
Salvation = preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss
Exalt = hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of
With this new knowledge in mind, let's try rewriting the verse so it reads: "The Lord makes me able to withstand great pressure, he is my song, and he has become my deliverance from harm: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation, my Father's God, and I will think very highly of him." I'm going to try something different for today's devotional. Instead of offering you my analysis of this verse, I'm going to ask you some questions and challenge you to think about the verse for yourself. Here you go:
1. Which part of this verse is your favorite? Why?
2. What does it mean that the Lord is our song?
3. Look up the defintion of "habitation". What does it look like to prepare a habitation for God?
Thank you for joining me today!