God’s Special Treasure

16 Apr

Exodus 19:  God speaks to Moses on Mt. Sinai and tells the requirements to be God’s special treasured people.

Lessons for Living Today:

God’s greatest delight is that we live joyful, contented lives. Its your choice He orchestrated the writing of His Words, collected in The Bible, over 1400 years, using 40 different authors, to explain how to be His special treasured people.  This book is like no others in that it contains the history of mankind from creation and ends with what to expect when this world ends.  The whole purpose of The Bible is to communicate God’s love for us and give us guidance for joyful and contented lives. We will discover a treasure trove of information that can transform a frustrated life into one full of joy and contentment.

Because we are God’s special creation, made in His image, He knows what will most bring us joy and contentment.  He is not hiding those instructions from us—it is all laid out in His Bible.  Throughout His Word we find explicit instructions to give us this abundant life.  If we do thus and so—then here is what will result.  A key word to watch for in reading The Bible is IF!  In verse 5 of this chapter it says “IF you will listen obediently to what I say and keep My covenant, out of all people’s you’ll by My special treasure.”

God’s instructions are not given to limit our freedoms but to set us truly free. As he did to Eve, Satan is still telling us that true freedom is being free from God.  But freedom from God means bondage to Satan. There is no neutral territory!  Because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross we are set free from Satan’s curse of death.  Through Christ we experience life ABUNDANT here on earth and eternity with Him in heaven.  Death is simply the threshold of heaven for those who have chosen to be God’s special treasures.

God’s Question: Will you let My Word guide you to a joyful life?

God’s Promise: Joy unspeakable of available for all.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Your joy that overshadows all sorrows.

I am sorry I don’t let Your joy flow through me more.

Thank You for Your blessed Word—the Words of life.

Help me allow the beauty of Jesus to be seen in me.

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