5 Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
6 He turned the sea into dry land;
they passed through the river on foot.
There did we rejoice in him
-David is not only inviting his audience to remember the works of the Lord, he’s urging his very own soul.
-Exodus 14:10 says “And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord.”
This was it. I can imagine grown men looking at their wives and children without any hope to give them, weeping as they realized they have minutes left with one another. As Pharaoh pinned the people of God along the shores of the Red Sea, death seemed inevitable.
Listen to the words of Moses:
Exodus 14:13 “And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.”
This is what David wants himself and God’s people to remember. The salvation work of the Lord their God. That HE will bring it about, He will be faithful to complete it.
Command your soul to “come and see” the saving work of God through Jesus Christ. How amazingly powerful and intense was the saving work of Yahweh departing the Red Sea? I would argue only a fraction of the saving work on the cross.
David had a rough life, what was his practical action step by coping with the struggles of life? To urge his soul to remember the goodness of God.
As we step into another hectic week, incline your soul to remember God’s faithfulness to His children. Thank Him for the salvation that He accomplished for us!
Lord thank you for the saving work of the cross. God as we step into another week let us be intentional on reminding ourselves of your faithfulness. Help us to see you as the treasure that you are.