Exodus 6:6,8 (partial) NKJV - "...I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians...I will bring you into the land which I swore to Abraham..."
This passage gives God's clear promises to Israel of their being rescued from Egypt and their being brought into the Promised Land. In between these two statements in our Daily Verse is what is said in verse 7, "I will take you as My people, and I will be your God..." I hope you see that God was giving His word to fulfill four great promises:
1. He would rescue Israel from bondage.
2. He would bring them into the Promised Land.
3. He would take them to be His people.
4. He would be their God.
What He was saying is that they had nothing to worry about - they were covered! Free from bondage; move into a beautiful land, become His people, and know Him as their God. If they would only believe Him that He would take care of them and they never had to fear. But most Christians know the reality - the people of Israel complained and murmured against the Lord and didn't believe what He said even though He showed such great power in rescuing them and providing for their every need.
Remind you of anything? How about God's great promises to us as Christians. God would save us from our sin, Romans 5:8; He promised us eternal life, John 3:16; He took us into His family, John 1:12, and He became our Lord and Savior, Titus 2:13. With these promises came His faithfulness to watch over us through our journey from salvation to Glory. No need to complain or worry! Believe Him and trust Him, John 14:1, 27. How are you doing?
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.