The response to God’s love and protection should be worship. Worship is more than just singing a song – it is a changed life. Moses sees what the Lord did to Pharaoh’s chariots – the most feared army in the world at the time – and he lifted up a song of praise. Miriam – a prophet and gifted in music – led the women in worshipping God through song and dance. It is only a hard or blind heart that doesn’t worship God for all He has done.
So is my heart hard? Do I take all the credit for my life, and the good things in my life? The more I walk with Jesus, the more I realize how the Holy Spirit has been a part of my life every step of the way; I take less credit for the good things in my life, and realize that they are there because of God – I choose to accept them and follow Him. Is my heart blind? Do I see all the things God has done? I know I can’t see it all, but the more I am in His Word, the more I see how He works in life, and in my life. All of this leads to thanks – and a response of worship.
True worship is a changed life. The Israelites go three days without water – a real problem in the desert. But instead of trusting in God who just saved them (only 3 days ago!) from Pharaoh’s chariots, they complain to Moses and are even thinking of going back. Moses does not have the answer, but He trusts that the Lord did not save them from Pharaoh to let them die of thirst – and so he prays, and God answers. That is worship – a living trust that lives expectantly every day.