“I will take you to Myself as a people, and I will be your God. You will know that I am Adonai your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians”
The Israelites had suffered as slaves in Egypt for 430 years. When God called them out of bondage, He called them into a deeper relationship with Him. He promised to be their God, and they would be His people, and He would walk among them. He said they would be His “inheritance” and His treasured possession.
The God who created the universe and who owns the whole Earth selected a people to be His special prize – Israel. Passover commemorates the Lord saving His people and drawing us closer to Him. We belong to Him, and He belongs to us.
As Believers in Jesus, we have been brought near to God, reconciled to Him through Messiah’s sacrifice. The Jewish people were first His children, but Gentile Believers have been adopted into the family, and He is Father to us all. We belong to Him, and the Holy Spirit bears witness confirming that we are part of God’s family. Nothing and no one can change our relationship with Him now that we have trusted Jesus.
We have been drawn into a priceless relationship with the Almighty God. As His children, we’ve been given the tremendous privilege of calling Him our “Abba,” or “Father.” It is a precious gift to savor.
“But whoever did receive Him, those trusting in His name, to these He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
Exodus 19:5, Leviticus 26:12, Deuteronomy 4:20, Deuteronomy 14:2, Ephesians 2:3, Romans 5:12, Romans 14:8, John 10:29
- Think about how God’s love compelled Him to provide the remedy for the separation that your sin caused between you.
- What does it mean to you that God has called you to be His own?
- How does that affect your daily life and interactions with Him?
- Spend some time thanking Him for your salvation and being a part of His family.