Then God said, “Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth, nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you.” Exodus 34:10
The Book of Exodus is filled with many amazing events, that’s for sure. But God saves the best for last!
In Genesis we learned of the Abrahamic covenant. Towards the end of Exodus, God makes His covenant with what is now the nation of Israel, BUT AFTER Moses interceded and reminded God of the promise He made to Abraham, Isaac, and Israel (about multiplying their descendants and inheriting the land forever). Kinda ballsy move on the part of Moses to go toe-to-toe with God who was ready to destroy the whole nation of Israel.
Covenants are contracts, a setting down of an agreement with two or more parties. Both are broken daily in our culture, housing contracts, employment contracts, marriage contracts, ahh, you get the idea. A covenant however, holds a solemness to it. It’s not just a document, it’s a solemn promise. We consent to a covenant and are in one accord with it. While our Constitution is not a contract with the members of our country, it is for those people who receive power which the Constitution provides. Those in government take an oath to uphold the Constitution and we’ve seen these oaths broken time and again by those in public office, public safety, even the military.
Daily Battle Order
Interceding means you’re fighting on behalf of someone, in this case, Moses was fighting on behalf of the nation of Israel. Who are you fighting for Kingdom Warrior? Let’s fight for the oath takers so they can represent us and defend us for it will be a fearful thing that the Lord will perform with us!