God’s Promises *Ex. 23:20-32

Exodus 23:20-32
Talk about an awesome promise! This is the best; nothing can compare to this! All God’s people need to do is trust God. They need to follow God and worship Him alone;  not follow any other religions or bow down before any other god.
God is very specific. This relationship between God and His people is exclusive. His people are not to have anything to do with praying to or worshiping any other god, idol, or statue. God’s chosen people are to bring Yahweh tithes, offerings, worship, and prayers. They are only to bow down before the One true God – the God of Israel. If God’s people do this, then God promises to:
   *Guard His people along their way
   *Bring them to the place He has prepared for them
   *Be an enemy to their enemies
   *Oppose all who opposes God’s people
   *Bring them into the Promised Land
   *Bless their food and water
   *Take away sickness
   *No miscarriages
   *No barrenness
   *Have a full life span
   *Go ahead of them giving protection
   *Causing terror and confusion in enemy’s camp, so they turn and run
   *Clear their way
   *Establish borders in their God-given land
So if we, God’s people, obey God by following Jesus and worship no other, then God will most definitely protect, provide, and bless abundantly. We, too, can share in the promised blessings. Who wouldn’t want this blessing! 
Lord, God of Israel, thank you for Your Word, which is trustworthy. Thank You for Your promises, which are reliable.  Teach us Your Word, open our understanding that Your light would eliminate the truth. Amen.

Tablets of Stone

Ten Commandments make known
On two tablets of stone

Have no other gods is the first one
Make sure this is done

Idols for yourself do not make
This is a major mistake

Do not take the LORD’s name in vain
On your lips reverence should remain

Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy
6 day labor & work, but 7th day rest only

Honor your father and mother with respect
If need be forgive and don’t reject

Thou shalt not kill
This is God’s will

Thou shalt not commit adultery
By what you see or physically

It’s not about how you feel
Thou shalt not steal

Do not bear false witness; lie
All deception must also die

Do not covet
Your needs will be met