Have you ever heard people ask that question? If God were to speak to our society today, what would he say?
In Exodus 19, there is an interesting verse that makes up part of the well-known series of events where Moses receives the Ten Commandments. Moses eases into this “conversation” with God. In verse 3, God tells Moses – “this is what you are to say to the House of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel…”
There is a lot we tend to focus on in these few chapters of Exodus…most specifically, the ten commandments, the golden calf, and the chaos that ensues, but think about this short verse…this is God telling Moses what he wants the people to know. When God says he has a message for the people, that should answer a lot of questions, shouldn’t it?
“You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.”
It seems, God has a very simple and direct message for the people:
1) You’ve seen what I’ve done.
2) I continue to do things to bring you to me.
3) Now, keep my covenant and be obedient.
4) And, you will be my treasured possession.
Do you ever think of yourself as God’s treasured possession? God’s message in Exodus and his message for America today is the same, he wants to have a relationship with us.