The Lord Be With You Today!
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
I, and not some foreign god among you.
(To convey the futility of Israel’s following after other gods,
to convey that He alone is Israel’s deliverer,
and to convey the specious idea that any idol or sham of a god
could do what He has done,
the Lord first foretold His future deliverance of Israel from bondage and exile,
then He actually did what He said He would do
beginning in Egypt and others following,
and then He caused His people to see and bear witness
to the deliverance He has accomplished.
To remind us today that He alone is our deliverer,
the Lord employs the same three-phase action
to communicate to us in the places in our lives where He is at work.
First, He predicted long before today that He would provide
complete deliverance and salvation for us through Christ’s atonement,
then in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross,
He actually accomplished that salvation,
and now, through the revelation and proclamation of the Holy Spirit,
He reminds us that He is mightily present
to apply all that He has done to every situation of need in our lives today!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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