O Adonai

Source: District of Asia

Dec. 18. O Adonai and Ruler of the house of David, You appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and on Mt. Sinai gave him Your Law.  Come, and with an outstretched arms redeem us.

Adonai means My Lord (reverential substitute for the sacred name Yahweh).  Though God is the Lord of all nations, He was the God of Israel by a special title, having chosen them from among other nations to be His own people.  He led them out of the slavery of Egypt through Moses, His chosen servant who was called at the vision of the burning bush (Exod. 3) and made their lawgiver on Mt. Sinai (Exod. 19), with a display of supernatural power(“with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm”, Deut. 5, 15).  He went before them guiding His chosen ones on their journey (Exod. 13, 21).  None but Yahweh (Deut. 32, 12) and His steadfast love were their guide (Exod. 15, 13).

The steadfast love of Jesus Christ Our Lord and divinely appointed Leader (Acts 13, 17; Hebr. 1, 4) continues to direct those whom He has saved from the slavery of sin and death at the price of His blood.