Words from Heaven
Today’s reading: Exodus 20:22-23:13
My selection: Exodus 20:22
22 And the Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have talked with you from heaven.
My reflections: God talked with them from heaven. What an amazing thing for the Israelites to experience!
Yet we are not left out of this blessing.
The premise of Scripture is that God exists and communicates verbally with His people through His Word. His Word may not be ignored. His Word may not be twisted. It is good news that there is a God and that He is not silent. It is bad news for all who do not beieve and obey the message. He is holy. He is worthy of worship. Israel and all who hear their testimony recognize there is no alternative to obedience. Yet for the believer there is great joy and peace in believing.
My challenge: Give thanks to God for His Word. Obey it carefully today.
Tomorrow’s reading: Exodus 23:14-25:40