In Exodus 19, the people of Israel arrive at the foot of Mount Sinai. This is a very special moment because God promised Moses that the sign that He was with Moses in sending him to bring the Israelites out of Egypt, was that when he would bring the people out of Egypt, he would serve God again on this mountain. Exodus 3:12. Exodus 19:2-3.
God called Moses to go and bring His people out of Egypt, to bring them to this mountain, and God fulfilled His promise. Pharaoh resisted, the red sea stood in the way, the people complained that they didn’t have food and water, but despite all these things, God did what He promised He would do. God called His servant, He empowered His servant, and He gave Him victory. In doing so, God showed that He is a compassionate God who hears the cries of His people, He is a faithful God who keeps His promises, and He is the All-powerful, Almighty God who has the power to bring about His will. This is the God we serve. A God who loves His people, who is faithful to the promises He has made towards His people, and who has the power to overcome anything that stands in the way to fulfill His promise towards His people. Exodus 19, is a powerful reminder to us, that God who loves us, is faithful and sovereign to fulfill His plans for us.
These three divine attributes – compassion, faithfulness, and God’s sovereignty work together for the glory of God and the good of His people. If God was compassionate but not sovereign, He would not be able to fulfill His promises to His people. If God was sovereign, but not compassionate and faithful, then His people would not be able to trust Him to use His power to help them. However, we can rejoice because God is compassionate, faithful and sovereign, and therefore nothing can stand in the way of God fulfilling His promises for the people He loves. He is surely worthy of our praise! Only God is compassionate, faithful and sovereign.
God loves us, is faithful, and has the power to fulfill His promises. He is a God of love who hears our cries, and knows our sufferings. He is a faithful God who can be trusted to fulfill His promises. He has the power to do for His people what He has promised them.
Whatever situation we find ourselves in, we can be strengthened by the precious truth that God loves us, He will do all He has promised, and His divine power is sufficient for all our needs. To what extend does your prayer life reflect your belief in God’s compassion, faithfulness, and sovereignty?