It was I who rescued you from the land of Egypt, that I might be your God. I am the LORD.”
What went down in Egypt? What is the text talking about right here? If you don’t know or are unsure, now is the time to learn. The Israelite’s were slaves! They were under the Pharaohs power for hundreds of years! Who cares? We should care. This should affect how we live today. We need to remember and be reminded in order to learn from our experiences.
Remembering where you came from is so important. Whether it is were your family came from in their struggles or where you came from individually. I personally came from a wonderful family. God has blessed me in so many ways. Individually though I have had my struggles.
I have struggled with idolatry, lust, and many other things on my journey with Jesus. I am not afraid to share these things because Jesus has helped me through them and continues to. Our struggles are what make us stronger. I have talked about this before. If we forget where we came from, we can lose some of who we are. We can lose things that formed us and matter immensely in our relationship to Jesus.
The Israelite’s were eventually freed from Egyptian rule, but once free in their own land began to forget about once being slaves in Egypt. They ended up making a mess of the land they were given. Jesus calls us to remember. Remember the triumphs. Remember the failures. One is just as important as the other. They all build confidence and trust in Him.
What do I need to remember about myself?
What are some things God has put me through?
Am I being faithful where I am at right now?
Dear Lord, help us live in the present, but not without remembering where we came from. Help us to remember the Cross and what you have done for us and continue to do for us. We love you more than anything. Amen.
Have a great day!