DAY 136 - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE EXODUS
AND YOU SHALL BE TO ME A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS AND A HOLY NATION. THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT YOU SHALL SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
Exodus 19: 6
God’s desire is for a people set apart unto Him. That’s what was in it for Him when He delivered His people from slavery in Egypt.
A kingdom of priests, a holy nation. Where all the people are in relationship with Him, not through a mediator or a system of priests representing the people to God, but a people in personal relationship with Him. The relationship Moses had with God was what he wanted to multiply to all the people.
But hardness of heart and fear kept them away.
What an amazing reality! We are His treasured possession – bought with the Blood of Jesus. We are a kingdom of Priests, called to reflect and show God to the world. You and I can have a relationship with God like Moses had (“Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend” Exodus 33:11).
Jesus has made the way – walk in it.
Father, thank You that I can approach You boldly as a friend. I don’t have to go through a priest or mediator - the way is wide open. I am Your treasured possession.
For the family
Have a lighthearted discussion about the different relationships in your children’s lives - parent-child, siblings, grandparent-child, step parent-child, friend, teacher etc. then talk about how it could look for these relationships to be made stronger.