Re: Verse reading–Exodus 19:1-12, 16-22 (day five)
The main task for adolescents is to solve and settle one fundamental question, “Who Am I?” Identity formation is a long (social scientists indicate longer now than ever) and complex process. What’s important? What is true? Who can I trust?
4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. 5 Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
Throughout Exodus and the Old Testament (for the Israelites) and all through the New Testament (for believers) (see 1 Peter 2) God continues to answer this crucial question. We best understand and discover our ID (Who We Are) in covenant relationship with God where we value, obey, and trust Him. As we examine our hearts and lives today, how do our perspectives, personalities, and priorities echo the Character and Promises of God?