By: Sarah Bishop

Posted: November 8, 2022

Category: Daily Devotional

Exodus 19:3-8

3Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: 4You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, 6but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.” 7So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8The people all answered as one: “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.” Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.”


O faithful God of Israel who covenanted with a people, not because they were worthy or strong or any of the attributes we assigned to greatness, but because you are a God who sees deeper. You are a God who takes men like Moses, lost runaways, and says, “I will be with you.” Now, you claim these people as your holy nation and in claiming my baptism, I enter too into that covenant. You are my God and I hope I can join my voice, confidently, and answer with them, “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.” I give you thanks and praise for your steadfast love through the ages; I am grateful for that true gift in Christ, Amen.