By: David McDurham
In this passage, God was reminding the people of Israel of the things He had done for them. He called Moses to the mountain to speak to him and instructed him to talk to Israel, with both a reminder and a promise.
It’s important to remember what God has done in our lives. Sometimes the most meaningful moment spiritually can be forgotten, and we are called to remember. By seeing what God has done for us, it also encourages us that God will keep working on our behalf.
But God also had a promise: they would be blessed if they did what God had commanded. Even though the whole world belonged to Him, the people of Israel would be his treasured possession if they remained faithful.
God has chosen us, too. When we put our faith in Him, we become his ambassadors to our world. We are called to declare the praises of the God who called us out of darkness and into the light.
When were you called out of the darkness? When did you first place your faith and trust in God to save you? Write out some thoughts about the time when you became a Christian. What spurred your choice? How did you feel? What are the details of when and how and where?
Now, thinking of the things God has done for you recently. What are some ways God has shown Himself to you this month?
Finally, we are instructed to tell others. Are there people around you who don’t know Christ? Have you shared with them the wonderful things God has done for you? Ask God to direct you to whomever He wants you to talk with about Him.