Today you should read: Exodus 2:15-25
A God who hears and remembers…
What a great passage today! It really sets the scene for what is to come. And without giving too much away, we know that Moses has no idea what he is in for — he is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime!
In this chapter, we see Moses flee from Egypt out of fear because he had committed murder. Moses lived in and knew the culture in Egypt but was forced to flee. After helping some women by the well, he was invited to stay by his future father-in-law, Reuel (who later we know as Jethro).
Now, during the time that all of this was happening, Moses had no idea that God was about to respond to the cries of His people in Egypt. We see in verses 23-25 that God REMEMBERED His covenant and HEARD the cry of his people. Through this, God was about to glorify Himself in a way that would be remembered forever. Through this, God kept true to His promise and was merciful to His people. That’s where I want to land today.
There are so many principles in just these 3 verses (23-25). To measure the implications of this paragraph is impossible because with these 3 verses, God changes history. All of this is because He heard the cry of His people and He remembered His covenant.
Think about this for a second: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob’s descendants (the people of Israel) were no longer known for their slavery, rather they were known for the covenant that represented them before God (v 24). Do you see it? The same is true for us! In Christ, we are no longer known for our slavery, rather, we are known and represented by the covenant that represents us. What an incredible and gracious truth!
What we see here is that God hears Israel. He hears His people and He answers them because he remembers His covenant with them. This does not only show us what kind of God we serve, but it gives us reason to pray. If you are in Christ, when you pray and cry out like Israel (God’s chosen people) did, God hears you and He answers because He remembers and acknowledges the covenant He has made with you through Christ.
This should cause you to pray always without ceasing (2 Thess. 5:17)!
You now have a standing before the Lord and, based on the merit of this covenant, He will hear and remember. Believe this, let this be your only merit, and trust God as the One who hears and remembers. Ask big things and cry out to God. How foolish would be for us to not take full advantage of this amazing privilege?
Church, we must pray! Do you have confidence that God will hear you? Do you truly believe this? If you are not constantly in prayer, hopefully today’s reading will encourage you to change. God hears you, and He remembers His covenant with you.
Posted by: Sam Cirrincione
2 thoughts on “October 5, 2011”
GREAT Sam! God hears our cries….and he is a faithful God! Just as he remembered the Israelites, he also remembers us….his children! What HOPE we have in such a merciful God!
I’m sorry this is so late in the day!
Today’s Missions Prayer Request: Step By Step Lexington – Ministry that exists to mentor teen mothers and to point them to the gospel of Jesus Christ.