"Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you[a]will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” Exodus 19:3-6
I remember one day when I was in my twenties catching the train in the Blue Mountains. And as I caught this train I received this download from God about church and how it could work better. I sat there and wrote pages and pages of notes.
What I remember most about that time wasn’t the words but the intimate connection with God. He was speaking to me in that train in the Blue Mountains. We were connecting.
Israel was God’s treasured possession. God spoke to her through the prophets and through the law. How amazing! How precious!
But Israel, had a real identity crisis, she kept forgetting who she was. She turned her back on God’s commands, she turned her back on looking after the poor, she turned her back on God.
You see Israel, like us, has trouble remembering who we are called to be. We are God’s people, a holy priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). What does a priest do? They have direct connection to God.
You have direct connection to God. What is he wanting to say to you today? How is he sharing his world with you?
Spend some time today connecting with the author and perfector of life.