Joining God’s Activity

Exodus 6:6-8 “Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you to myself for a people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians. I will bring you to the land I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob – and I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord!’”

 

This passage is a great illustration not only of what God has done for the Israelite community, but representative of who God is and how he has actively worked throughout history on behalf of all humanity. God has been actively intervening in creation, taking and choosing sides, always favoring the weak. In these verses we see that he has been revealing himself as the One True God, liberating and redeeming the oppressed and enslaved, forming lasting covenant relationships, and journeying with his people all the way to the Promised Land.

Let us turn not only our eyes but our loyalty to the LORD, joining him in his liberating activity. Let us take note of how God has worked and is working so that we may align ourselves in continuity with the very work of God in our communities and neighborhoods.

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Kyle · January 13, 2011

    There is a very real trend throughout Scripture where God continues to address those on the margins of society. The Exodus motif remains relevant for anyone seeking to do ministry within specific ‘forgotten’ contexts. Good word

  2. Drew Hart · January 14, 2011

    Thanks Kyle. What really struck me this last time reading this passage was if overarching narrative. This passage is clearly referring to the exodus, but in some ways, the whole OT story if tied into the three verses. God revealing himself, liberating the people, making covenant relationship, and finally taking them to the promised land. Even further, in light of Christ, this could be understood as typology even for our great meta-narrative. So yeah, this definitely has relevance for those seeking to do ministry in forgotten contexts. This is in many ways THE narrative of humanity, we just are experiencing God in different phases (or sides like the egyptians).

  3. dove124 · January 16, 2011

    So, why don’t you start right now. S E E K !!

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