Friday, August 30, 2013

Ex 20:1-6
Then God gave the people all these instructions*:
2 "I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.
3 "You must not have any other god but me.
4 "You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. 5 You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. 6 But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those* who love me and obey my commands.
After the great war of Gondor, General Marcus freed all the slaves from their Orchian Lords. He brought them back into His kingdom and made them legitimate citizens. ‘You now have a new lord; you are now children of the emperor and no one else, don’t worry, we will not leave you to suffer in the wilderness, you are all invited to our kingdom’ he told them this when he freed them.
 The first thing God tells His people here is that He is the Lord their God. Have you ever considered what that phrase really means, is He indeed your Lord and God?
When He is your lord, this means that you are His property and His responsibility. You are not for yourself, you now belong to someone to whom you are accountable.
Jesus saves us from the slavery and bondage of sin and the dominion of Satan. He brought us into a glorious liberty and did not leave us as orphans but adopted us and made us His responsibility.
It is our responsibility to be loyal citizen of His kingdom. We are to love God above and beyond all else. Anything or anyone who we love as much as Him becomes an idol/god.
Go into today knowing that you are God’s responsibility and that you are to love Him above all else. Believe in His grace to see you through the day.
PRAYER:  Father in heaven, I thank you for saving me and making me your own. I thank you for the grace you have given me. I pray that you fill me with your power to love you more, in Jesus name I pray. Amen


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