1 Chronicles 16:25 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.
In the days of Moses, the Lord performed great miracles to release His children from bondage in Egypt.
From unleashing ten deadly plagues that ravaged Egypt and forced Pharaoh to ultimately free the Israelites, to parting the Red Sea for His children to walk on dry land as Pharaoh returned to reclaim his “workforce”, God worked great wonders for His children!
Despite witnessing such unprecedented greatness, the Israelites never missed a chance to grumble and murmur against God.
When Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, the Israelites grabbed the opportunity to mould a “god” for themselves and worship it. God knew that the Israelites would do the same when He led them into the promise land.
So, He told Moses to write a song about His wondrous miracles for the people of Israel. It was to serve as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and abundant goodness towards them.
Moses composed the song and taught it to the Israelites. God was so pleased with the song that while Moses taught it to the Israelites, God taught it to the harpists in heaven!
Even to this day, “They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!” – Revelations 15:3
Our God is great! And greatly to be praised!