I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
Do you want to know what God’s word is to you? This is it!
This is God’s promise to us. It is His initiative and His promise.
Note, His statement begins with “I will”. Who will? God will. When we don’t or when we can’t, God WILL! It is God, not us that this is all about.
He has chosen us to be His people. Why? Because God desires a people who love Him and desire to know Him more.
“I will be your God”. This speaks of the absoluteness God expects of His people. There will be no playing the field. There will be no weighing up of options. God is decisive in His intent for His people, and He expects the same from us.
To be a people who know who their God requires that we surrender to Him. He IS our God. And when we surrender to Him, then we will know our God as the one who delivered Israel from Egypt and who delivers us from our fears, burdens, oppression, sickness, sin and depravity today.
Knowing God – our God – is the result of responding to His invitation to us, and joining ourselves to Him in surrender.
PRAYER: Father, I recognise and heed your call to be absolutely Lord of all in me. I surrender to you today. Allow me to know you more and more in intimacy and love Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.
Anna Popescu says
I love God’s “I will” as much as His “I AM.” Thank you for reminding us of this.
Hey Anne, me too! I find it is too easy to forget or overlook this – we need constant reminding. His promises do tend to leak 🙂 Bless you