And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and you shall know that I am the LORD your God…
The promise is as rich as it is wonderful, and as wonderful as it is rich - "I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God." It includes -
1. The highest honour. Who speaks? The absolute God. To whom? A nation of bondsmen. Yet he says - "I will take you," etc. And he did it, even as he still takes sinners in Christ into union and fellowship with himself - adopting them as sons, admitting them to covenant, making them heirs, etc.
2. The highest privilege. All promise and all blessing, for time and for eternity, are wrapped up in this single but most comprehensive word - "I will be to you a God."
3. The most indissoluble of relations. It lasts through time, and extends into eternity, enduring as long as God and the soul and Christ endure, and that is for ever (cf. Matthew 22:31, 32). - J.O.
Parallel VersesKJV: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.