March 17, 2016

Today you should read: Exodus 6

Today’s scripture reminds us that our God is a great promise maker and a great promise keeper. Look at all of the promises that God made to Moses and His people.

Verse 4: “I established my Covenant with them”

Verse 5: “I have remembered my Covenant”

Verse 6: “I am the Lord…”

I will bring you out.

I will deliver you.

I will redeem you (with an outstretched arm (imagine a dad with a child) and with great acts of judgment)

Verse 7: “I will take you to be my people.”

“I will be your God.”

“You shall know that I AM THE Lord, your God that brought you out of slavery”

Vs. 8: “I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham to Isaac & to Jacob”

“I will give it to you.”

What’s great about this is that God makes these same promises to us today. That’s the difference between God and everyone else in this world. Our God doesn’t lie. He keeps His promises, people break theirs. God always tells the truth, people lie. It’s part of our sin nature. However, we sometimes don’t believe in theses promises because of our hard circumstances. Much like the Israelites didn’t believe Moses when he told them of God’s promises in v. 9. However, He fulfilled every one of them despite their persecution. That’s because faith requires believing in spite of what is before us.

  • What are some promises that God makes for us in salvation? In life? in community?
  • Do you believe in those promises in spite of tough circumstances & persecution?

By: Erik Koliser

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

2 thoughts on “March 17, 2016”

  1. Great points Erik! The promise of delivery from slavery is a powerful one for me. In these passages, God’s people were delivered from the Egyptians. Today we are delivered from sin. Our circumstances change, but God’s promises don’t.

  2. “Faith requires believing in spite of what is before us.”

    I’ve often heard faith described as believing in something we can’t see, but this statement reminds me that faith is also believing in spite of what we do see. It’s choosing to believe God’s promises despite our problems or circumstances. Thanks for the reminder, Erik!

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