January 27, 2023
Daily Reading – Exodus 4-6 / Matthew 17
Exodus 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Pawn Shops use to be found only in huge metropolitan areas. Today however, we find them popping up everywhere. Even small rural villages. The basic idea behind a Pawn Shop is that if you bring something in of value, they will give you cash and a Pawn Ticket for that item. If you then return within a predetermined time with your Pawn Ticket proving previous ownership, you can redeem your item for a fee. Normally a pretty hefty fee at that. Pawn Shops love it when you bring in something of value. It assures them that you will return to redeem it, or that they can resell it to someone else to recoup their investment.
Moses is told in Exodus 6 that God intends to redeem Israel. It shows what a treasure these people are to God. First, we know that God has made many eternal promises based on the Hebrew children. Also, God remembers His covenant with their forefathers. Simply put, He loves these people who had been a free people, but now find themselves enslaved to Egypt. They are a treasure that God Promises to Redeem.
We too are a treasure to God. A treasure He created to be free, but now find ourselves enslaved to sin. God holds the ticket that says we are originally His. He has also said He will redeem us, although the price for redemption is very High. It cost Him the death of His only Son, Jesus. The price of redemption has been paid. Claim it.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
We are told in 1 Peter 1:18-19 “…ye were not redeemed with corruptible things… But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish…”
Can you sense what a Valuable Treasure you are to God?
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