Exodus 19:5-6 NIV 2011
“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 will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
God spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai after delivering the children of Israel from Egyptian captivity. Theologians refer to 19:3-24:18 as the Sinaitic covenant; “God’s promise to be the protectorate of those who remain faithful to Him.” Being God’s treasured possession here parallels Peter’s words. 1 Peter 2:9a, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession.” God’s grace is shone through the lives of His people, “a holy nation.” God is the source of the peoples’ wealth; He owns everything. As the One True God, everything on earth belongs to Him.
Since beginning my walk with the Lord, it’s clear God’s at work in my life. Having walked with the pesky whiners of Israel through the book of Exodus, they’re actually just like me. When we stop focusing on God but see only ourselves, disaster lies ahead. Reading God’s Word daily helps us remember who we are, “God’s treasured possession.” Remaining faithful to Him, we learn He is the source of all that is good in our lives. Because He’s God everything does belong to Him.
What helps us remember He is God?