By Faith Brady
Exodus 24:3b “And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the Lord has spoken we will do.”
Exodus 24:7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.”
How quick the people of God are to say they will obey. They heard the rules, understood the consequences and said “We will obey!” Then Moses is gone for 40 days! How often do we make these declarations to God and then we find ourselves doing exactly what we promised not to do OR we find our selves NOT doing what we promised TO DO! It’s like New Year’s resolutions. By February we can’t even remember what we resolved to do.
Have you resolved to read your Bible more? Or go to church more often? To eat better and exercise more? How have you done? It hasn’t even been 40 days! We can’t fault the Israelites, they were human just like us. God made a blood covenant with them and he made one with us as well. Christ died for the forgiveness of your sins!
You know all those things you see that you shouldn’t, those things you think that you shouldn’t, those things you say that you shouldn’t, those things you do that you shouldn’t and those things you should do but don’t. He died because you are gonna made bad choices! Everyday. Romans 5:8 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” He knew you were gonna sin and he still died! We will soon see how far the Israelites went off course without
their accountability partner. Find someone to keep you accountable! You are mine!!!