“Let My people go, that they may serve Me.”
(Exodus 7:16, 8:1, 8:20, 9:1, 9:13, 10:3)
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are not only our Creator but also the One who has died so that we may go free. Forgive us, O God we plead, that we so often prefer others — other things, other people, other activities — over You. Our time, our resources, our talents, everything is from You and should be used to glorify Your great name. Help us, O God, to use all that You have given to us so that we may lead others to You. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
God commanded Moses to go to Pharaoh to tell him to let God’s people go. Go where? Go to do what?
The Israelites have been enslaved and living in Egypt for a long, long time. Then, after hundreds of years, the time had finally come for them to become free. Even though freedom has been set before them they often looked back toward Egypt. Why?
We have also once been enslaved and living in bondage. Then, one day, God has reached out to touch our heart and life. He freed us and led us out of the Egypt we had been living in for all too long. Once we were free to go we needed to make a choice: Where do we go? What will we do?
Just as we cannot go to the North and the South at the same time, so we cannot serve two masters, and we will have to choose whom we are willing to serve and whom we will serve.
So Joshua said to the people,
“You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD for yourselves, to serve Him.”
And they said, “We are witnesses!”
“Now therefore,” he said,
“put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD God of Israel.”
And the people said to Joshua,
“The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”
Serve the LORD and obey His Voice today.