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As we come unto Him, God will come to our rescue - Latter-day ...

It is wonderful to ponder that our God is a God of rescue. Throughout Scriptures we see actions of God which demonstrate that He is a God of rescue. Noah and his family were rescued by the ark. Lot and his family were rescued from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Jeremiah was rescued out of the pit. Daniel was rescued from the Lion’s den. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednegowere rescued from the fiery furnace. Paul and all who were with him were rescued from the shipwreck. Most importantly, Jesus came to this earth to give His life for us and rescue us from our sin.

Being a rescuer is part of God’s character. This is who God is. Jesus says in John 10:11,“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.”[1]

In our story of Moses, we see the Lord talking to him about rescuing the Hebrews.

Exodus 3:Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live. Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. 10 Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” [2]

It would take an outside force for the Hebrew people to be rescued. That force would be God. In a spiritual sense, we could not rescue ourselves from sin. Only God could rescue us. It was God’s love that provided His Son at just the right time to rescue us. It was God’s love that enabled Jesus to give His life for us on the cross. The last words Jesus spoke from the cross were, “It is finished.” Our debt was paid! Our rescue was now possible because of what Jesus did. That is love that we don’t fully comprehend.

Take time to thank the Lord today for His great love for you. Thank Him that He rescued you; calling you to faith in Jesus as your Savior. To hear more about this God of rescue, listen here:

[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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