Israel’s deliverance from Egypt was more than God simply freeing His Chosen People from bondage. In a wonderful display of power that echoed throughout the ancient world, God took Israel to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as an everlasting possession.
The beginning of the 105th Psalm is a reminder of God’s unique relationship with Israel:
Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Abraham His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
He remembers His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,”
When they were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
Rejoice today, as we consider God’s faithfulness not only to the nation of Israel, but also His blessings in our own lives. As you consider God’s greatness, let it be reflected in your worship!
© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only. Repost/Reprint with permission from the author. Scripture taken from the NKJV.