02/23/18 Our God

READING: Leviticus 26-27, Numbers 1-2

“I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be My people.”

Leviticus 26:12

The God of the Hebrews was—and is—so different from the gods of the people around them. The Hebrews would settle in the Promised Land, and there they would face false religions built around powerless gods. In fact, the peoples of the land were already doing everything God warned the Hebrews not to do: “Do not make idols for yourselves, set up a carved image or sacred pillar for yourselves, or place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down to it” (Lev. 26:1). In the folly of idolatry, they made their own gods—and the creators chose to worship that which they created.

On the other hand, the God of the Hebrews was a personal God, the Creator who made Himself known to them: “I am Yahweh your God” (Lev. 26:1). So personal was He that the anthropomorphic language of “I will place My residence among you, and I will not reject you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be My people” (Lev. 26:11-12) works well to describe Him. He would bless them if they followed Him in obedience and judge them if they lived in disobedience. Even when they sinned, though, He would keep His hand on them: “I will not reject or abhor them so as to destroy them and break My covenant with them” (Lev. 26:44).

This is the One who is our God. He’s the Creator who made us. He’s alive. He has made us His children through the death of His Son. He lives within us through His Spirit. He still demands obedience. And, He always keeps His Word and honors His covenant. We bow down to Him and worship Him because He alone is worthy of our praise. 


  • Take extra time today to worship God. He’s worthy.
  • Walk in obedience, knowing that God still judges for disobedience.

PRAYER: “Father, I praise You. Thank You for hearing me. Help me to serve You in obedience today.”



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