1 Kings 6:1-38; Jeremiah 13:1-27; Ephesians 5:22-6:9
And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My
people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry…I know their
sorrows.” Exodus 3:7, NKJV
Israel’s suffering did not escape the Lord’s notice, nor had He
forgotten His covenant with their patriarchs. He remembers His
promises to them: “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable”
(Rom. 11:29, NKJV). He knew about their persecution, and had
plans to judge their tormentors and deliver Israel to new life in the
promised land. In our age, the Almighty remembers His church,
never deserts His children, and promises to safely carry us to the
Father’s house (John 14:1-3). —Keith Keyser
And art Thou with us, gracious Lord, to dissipate our fear?
Dost Thou proclaim Thyself our God, our Father ever near?