Reflections: Just imagine you were a slave in Egypt and personally witnessed God’s miraculous redemption. The ten plagues, the Red Sea parting and manna in the desert—you name it, you saw it. Surely of all people, you would have every reason to trust God’s promises. Instead, you question them and even want to go back to Egypt! Who could blame God for judging us given “all the signs he has performed among us?” (Num 14:11) We deserve God’s wrath. And yet, in wrath God remembers mercy. He extends the promises he made to Abraham and Moses to the next generation. He gives our people the second chance we simply don’t deserve. He calls us to do what our fathers failed to do: choose life and listen to my word! Choose Christ and listen to my Son (Lk 9:35)!
Question: How might you deepen your appreciation of the second chance we have in Jesus? In what way does listening to the words of Christ in the Bible give you life?
Prayer: God of steadfast love, how could we reject your promise given our miraculous salvation in Christ? Thank you that in wrath, you remember mercy. May your Spirit give us life, open up your word and teach us to listen to the word of your Son to whom be the glory. Amen.