August 7th

What Nothing Tells Us About God

And He said, Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nations; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the LORD. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.' Exodus 34:10

Let me tell you something about nothing. Now, I don't mean that I'm talking about meaningless things. What I'm saying is that nothing tells us something very important about God.

Maybe you think I've finally lost it. Well, I haven't, but before I lose you, let's dig into our verse for today.

God is faithfully telling Moses what He's about to do for the people of Israel. In the preceding verses, He has revealed His core attributes and now says, Here's how I'm going to come to your defense. Here is the contract or covenant that I'm going to put in place. And what I desperately need for you and for myself to realize is that the people have done nothing to deserve that covenant. Nothing.

In fact they have done plenty to not deserve this covenant. They have done plenty that should have led to God saying, Forget it. Deal's off. And yet, out of nothing comes something.

Out of nothing, absolutely nothing, God says, You are going to see things you have never seen before. Oh, you don't deserve it. You don't deserve a stinking wink of this. But you're going to see awesome things that I'm going to do for you. I'm going to make an everlasting covenant with you, and I'm going to drive out from you all of your enemies.

Think you're deserving of that? Absolutely not. Not a single one of us are. What we're deserving of is death. What we're deserving of is Hell. What we're deserving of is not even being forgiven of our iniquities or our transgressions or our sins or seeing even the smallest glimpse of God's mercy and grace and abounding goodness and truth.

And yet, here is a God who, out of nothing being offered, provides for us everything we could ever hope for or imagine.

This is the nature of our God who never changes. This is the God who is calling to you right now, wanting to do more for you than you could ever deserve. Will you come and follow this God today?

Prayer Father God,

Thank You for being so faithful, even though I don't deserve it! I come to You today and bow my heart before You. I want to belong to You!


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