“The LORD said to Moses, Speak to the Israelites and say to them: I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 18:1-2
God had told Moses that He was the LORD their God. LORD here is the word translated from the word “Yahweh”. It also means God. He is God their God.
While the Israelites were living in Egypt, they had probably worshipped many gods there. This would be because the Egyptians themselves had worshipped many gods. Having been born and raised in Egypt, in that culture, it would have been hard to do anything different. During the 400 years there, God had been silent. Now, however, God was on the move again. He was going to be their one and only God.
Several thousand years later, nothing has really changed. God is still God. He is still the One in control.
As a believer, Jesus is your God. He is there for you. He is the one who will sustain you, provide for you, protect you, and keep you.
Many people today believe in the God of their parents. Others believe that God is out there somewhere and they cannot know Him. They do not have the personal relationship needed with Jesus. Many do not believe that they can have a personal relationship with God. God is not their own God.
You need to move past worshipping God because your parents, or friends, or relatives do, but because He is now your God. Make it personal. God wants to be your God. Have the personal relationship with God that He wants and you need.
Allow God to say to you, “I am the LORD your God.” Say to God that He is your God. Tell others that God is your God.
Is God your God today?
Or do you have others gods in your life?
I pray today that you will know God personally; that you will make God your only God; that you will allow God to be in control of your life; and that you will have a personal relationship with Jesus on a daily basis.