Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
Text: Psalm 22:1-11; Exodus 5-8.
In today’s readings in Exodus, we read of how Pharaoh makes life miserable for the Israelites as he denies their request to leave and go worship the Lord. the familiar story of the ten plagues begins, A powerful promise is made in Exodus 6:6:
This is the character and nature of our God. For those who seek Him, for those who desire to worship Him, He will do what it takes to set them free. He sets those whom He loves free from whatever captivity they suffer. It may be Egyptian slavery, or it may be an addiction. For us all, it is the slavery of sin. He is a God who redeems, who rescues, with “an outstretched arm and great acts of judgment.” Our good God will do whatever it takes. Consider the cross. Praise Him this day for being the God who saves. And, if you are in some form of captivity today, lift your head… your redemption draws near. Hallelujah!
in Him, Mike