The Marriage Vows with His People [Deuteronomy 26]
16"This day the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17"You have today declared the LORD to be your God, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and listen to His voice. 18"The LORD has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you, and that you should keep all His commandments; 19and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken."
The day had come to declare their vows - "this day." God was calling His people to take this day to commit to Him with all their heart and all their soul.
He reminded them, "You have today declared the LORD to be your God, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and listen to His voice."
Now all the things He had set before them had been declared and it was time to enter into the covenant. "The LORD has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you."
Do you remember the day that you stepped into the full commitment of a relationship with Father God? That pinpoint in time that you were ready to say yes or "I do" to His call to receive Jesus' sacrifice as complete payment for all your sins so that you could be declared God's child. Or maybe you are still in the "engagement" stage where you are engaging with Him, listening to His promises, and to what He desires of you but you haven't yet declared that you were ready to love Him with all your heart and soul. If so, He is asking you to "this day" say yes. This day let Him say over you, "You are my child, my treasured possession and I promise to set you apart to be honored as such." Tell Him you want to make that commitment but that You need His power to do it.
Lord we praise You for Your commitment to us. Thank You for fulfilling that commitment in Your Son, Jesus. Thank you for desiring that intimate relationship that can only be experienced as we respond, "I do." Cause us to "today, hear Your voice" and respond.