July 15, 2018
Read Exodus 19
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Scripture- Exodus 19:8, 25- And all the people responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has commanded.” So Moses brought the people’s answer back to the Lord...So Moses went down to the people and told them what the Lord had said.
Observations- In this chapter we see that preparing for a meeting with God is a very big deal. When in the presence of the Creator of the universe, the One who is holiness, precautions are to be taken seriously. The people boldly declare their intention to faithfully live out every command the Lord has for them.
Application- As I read the words that indicated their declaration of being all in with the living God, I cringed because I know the rest of the story continues with their whining and complaining, their disobedience, and choosing to go their own way so often. Of course, it's not merely "their story;" it's our story, it's my story, which reminds me of my ongoing need for a Savior and Lord.
Prayer- Thank You, Jesus, for being the Savior and Lord I need in the face of my disobedience and hard headed hard heartedness. You are the Lord of everything and You have a right to tell me what's right and wrong, to set graceful limits for me to live into, but I so often do my own thing and choose my own way. Forgive me and help me make better choices going forward as I lean more and more into our life giving relationship. Amen.
"Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith." (Romans 4:13),
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