The LORD Said, "I Will...." - Exodus 6

The LORD Said, "I Will...."

Exodus 6:1-30

Hundreds of years before Moses was born God made a promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He promised to give their descendants the land of Canaan.  See Genesis 12:7; 17:8; 26:3; 28:13; Exodus 6:3, 4.  The Lord also heard the cries of the children of Israel, and remembered His covenant with the patriarchs.  He now had a message of hope for the Hebrew slaves.  It comes in the format of seven I wills.  See Exodus 6:6-8.

  1. "I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians."
  2. "I will rescue you from their bondage."
  3. "I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments."
  4. "I will take you as My people."
  5. "I will be your God."
  6. "I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
  7. "I will give it to you as a heritage."

In reading these seven "I will" statements, we are reminded of five "I will" promises in Jeremiah 31:31-34.  See also Hebrews 8:8-12.   

  1. "I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah."
  2. "I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts."
  3. "I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
  4. "I will forgive their iniquity."
  5. "Their sin I will remember no more."

What does this have to do with us?  These are promises that the Lord made to the Hebrew fathers, and the houses of Israel and Jacob.

When Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper, He broke bread and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."  Then He took the cup and said, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood.  This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.  The blood that Jesus shed on the cross is the blood of the New Covenant.  Christians are beneficiaries of that covenant.  The Lord is our God.  We are His people.  He has forgiven our iniquity, and remembered our sin no more.

 

Lord, thank You for Your willingness to do such much on our behalf.  Thank You for the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  Help us to comprehend more and more Your great love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen!

 

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