Getting To Know God
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The LORD Of Hosts - The ANGEL Of The LORD - The Fear Of God - The Providential Sovereignty Of God
Fear From Faithfulness
Then the Angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said: "I led you up from Egypt and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, 'I will never break My covenant with you.'"
Before Joshua died, the Angel of the LORD spoke to Israel about the disobedience they showed during their conquest of the Promised Land. Notice that it was the Angel of the LORD that led Israel out of Egypt. He showed power and control over the Egyptian army and gods, using insects, animals, weather, and water as His army to deliver His people, ushering them into the Land. God showed Himself as the Angel of the Lord to exercise His control, according to His plans for Israel, honoring His covenant to them. God’s speech was convicting to Israel, so that they wept and feared God, seeing the extent of His power and control as the Angel.