1 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 You shall have no other gods before Me.“
Our God, is the Author of Liberty.
He could have introduced the 10 Statements or 10 Commandments in many ways “I am the God who created the universe – obey me!” or “I am the God who is protecting you now, giving you a cloud during the day and warmth at night! You had better do as I say.”
But he did not. He reminded them “I am the God you brought you out of slavery into freedom. Our God, the One God of Abraham, Issac, and Israel is the Author of Liberty.
And the next thing he says, is to remind them to be careful that they do not let anything else in their life ever replace him as the most important thing, to never let work, or art, or fun, or science, or power – to never allow anything – to replace the God of Freedom in our lives, because then our liberty is imperiled.
The One God, the Author of Freedom, who made us free against impossible odds according to his prophesy in Daniel 7:4, remind us to keep him our One God, and let no other thing push him out of our life to take his place and enslave us again.
In Jesus’ One Name. Happy Independence Day!
Picture is John Trumbull‘s painting, Declaration of Independence, depicting the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the Congress. The painting can be found on the back of the U.S. $2 bill. The original hangs in the US Capitol rotunda.
For more information on Independence Day in the United States of America see https://www.military.com/july-4th/history-of-independence-day.html. for a very nice writeup on Military.com | By Tiffini Theisen