Moses Adopted by God



Moses Adopted by God. Like Abraham, Exodus 34 shares with us the story of Moses' Adoption by God. God said, "Not only am I adopting you, but I am making a covenant with you"


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8 Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. 9 "O Lord, if I have found favor in your eyes," he said, "then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance."

10 Then the LORD said: "I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you. 11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amirites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perruzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 12 Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. 14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Exodus 34:8-14, NIV



Moses Adopted by God

Like Abraham, Exodus 34 shares with us the story of Moses' Adoption by God. In verse 8, Moses pleads with God to go with the Children of Israel who God has placed under Moses' care. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance. Moses did not just want God's leadership, He wanted God's inheritance.



How did God answer Moses? Not only am I adopting you, but I am making a covenant with you! Your part in the covenant is (verse 14), Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.



Does God give the same command to His children today? What does it mean to worship another God? Is God only talking about false idols and gods that many people worship in our world today?



Anything that comes between you and God is an idol or god! What is the most important thing in life to you? Has it become your god? God is truly a jealous God; He desires our worship, love, and obedience above any other thing this world has to offer. Is it a sin to have fun? Absolutely not! But the "fun" we have must never take precedence over God.



Just as Moses, who was adopted by God, understood exactly what God was telling Him, so, we too, need to understand the significance of being adopted by God. It is not possible to accept Christ as your Savior without making Him Lord of your life. The very nature of His adoption means that everything in your life has changed. Whatever is important to Christ is now important to you.



I am reminded of a chorus I sang as a teenager (a long time ago).

Things are different now,
Something happened to me,
When I gave my heart to Jesus.

Things are different now,
Something happened that day,
when I gave my heart to Him.


Things I loved before have passed away.
Things I love far more have come to stay.
Things are different now,
Something happened that day,
When I gave my heart to Him.


Go, today, and think of Moses Adopted by God. Then live as God's adopted child. What an amazing privilege we have to actually be called children of God. What an amazing God we serve!




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