Throughout the Bible, God always manifests Himself as a covenant-keeping God in every generation, assuring believers of their rightful place of blessing in the kingdom of God.
Contributed By Jesscy Chua
When God appeared to Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3, He identified Himself as this: “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then He continued, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’”
In this passage, God identified Himself to Moses and the children of Israel as the God of their forefathers and the God of covenants. He revealed His plans to Moses to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt into the Promised Land. In retrospection, if Moses had not stopped to respond to God’s call, he would not have been privy to God’s plan for Israel and they may not have been delivered.
But more importantly, when God draws near to us, He always reminds us of His promises. That is because He loves us and wants to assure us of His love and that He would take care of us.
This is likened to a loving relationship. When we are confident of a person’s love for us, we will easily trust that person. And like all human interactions, the basis on which we build and nurture a relationship is when we know the character of the person and understand his “ways.” For instance, when a father keeps his promises to his children, they will trust his words because they have benefitted from it.
Likewise, God’s relationship with the early patriarchs of faith demonstrates His character and faithfulness to His Word. When we look at God’s relationship with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, there is a common thread that runs throughout their earthly accounts. For one, we observe how God took care of them and provided for their every need. The Bible tells us how each of them prospered as they walked with the Lord and remained in close communion and fellowship with Him during their time on earth.
What can we learn from here? For one, God has a plan and purpose for our lives and the Word of God contains the richest promises of heaven for His earthly children. No matter what stage of life you are at, or what situation you are facing in your family or career, put the Lord Jesus in the center of it all and watch Him bless you in bountiful measure.
CHC, let us hold fast to God’s promises in this Arise & Build season! Just as He has been faithful to us for the past 22 years, we can rejoice to know that God is more than able to perform all that He has promised for us, and above and beyond our wildest dreams!