You brought me out of Egypt
And called me your daughter
Even when I strayed
And a calf of gold was made
You still loved me as my Father
I had taken off my prized jewels
And in doing so, lost all that was holy
And exchanged it for a calf
How I thought it could be even half
Of You my God, is beyond me.
This was another Eden.
I was bitten by snake of sin
In the garden,
And the poison
Ran through my veins
Like you wrote on the tablets
You wrote commandments on the stone
Which was my heart darkened with sin
And You brought it to life again
By the light that you shone
Hear my call, oh Holy One
I cleaned the outside of the chalice
But inside I am still filth
Lord, save me from myself
My heart is in Egypt’s palace!
Kill the deathly flesh in me
Before it sends me to the pit!
First born in flesh, second in the Spirit
As You killed the firstborn in Egypt
Let the Angel of Death take it!
You gave Your all for me
And protect me in your loving hands
How can One so set apart
Love a human whose heart
Still returns to Egypt’s lands?
When this Prodigal Daughter returned to You
You greeted me with a Holy Kiss
You took my inward filth and cleansed
Outwardly became punishment for sin
How could One so holy do this?
Holy are You, holy are you
You are the Spotless Lamb
You are Blameless
You are Shameless
My Sacrificial Ram
And the LORD said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!’ ” (Exodus 32:7-8)
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Mat 23:25-26
“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20 – Parable of the Prodigal Son)
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:14-19)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (Second Corinthians 5:17)
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24)
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him… (Colossians 3:10)
Note: When I speak of the angel of death, I am talking about the flesh man. Flesh has to die so that the spirit can live. The putting on of the new man. The new creature. 🙂
Hello and welcome to another episode of a Bible Study collaboration with Olivia from Refreshing Spirit! (<– Click the link to read her post!) This week, we studied on the topic of, “The Law of God, The Command To Holiness.” This time, my mind went to Egypt for some reason, especially after studying the Commandments a bit. 🙂