Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:1-17 (day seven)
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”–v 2-3. Old story. Boy builds a toy boat. Loves “sailing” it in a pond near his house. Loses it one day. Sees it later in a pawn shop window. Buys it back. Says, “you are twice mine, I made you and I bought you.”
God owns us the same way. He made us in creation. He purchased us through our redemption in Christ. We are “twice His”. A clear claim in this week’s text. “I AM the Lord your God (creator), who brought you out of Egypt (savior). YOU SHALL worship only Me! Who can dispute that God DESERVES our obedience? We are twice His.
I will look for you in worship in a few hours. We will think together on what we owe Him. I love you guys!