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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
“Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers” (Deut 6:23). God brought the people of Israel out of bondage to bring them in to relationship. God actually intended to give His people more of His Presence; but it was His people who were afraid of His Presence and asked Moses to intercede on their behalf (Deut 5:23-27). If God wanted to dwell among His people under the Old Covenant, how much more does He want to dwell with us under the New! God has brought you out of bondage so that He might bring you in to relationship with Him. He has rescued you from sin so that He might bring you in to a life of fulfillment through devotion to Him. He has set you free so that you can live without fear! Salvation is not an end goal; it is an entry point – a first step. Once we are saved, God wants us to experience even more of Him. Say yes to more of God!
Father, I say YES to more of You! I know You desire intimate relationship with me, and I declare in Jesus’ Mighty Name that I want intimate relationship with You!