Today’s Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 6:1-9:29
In today’s reading the Israelites were facing challenges and fears that were humanly impossible to overcome. Moses knew the Israelites so well. He knew their fears could keep them from entering the Promised Land. In his final instructions he encouraged them to remember…
Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than we are?’ But don’t be afraid of them! Just remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all the land of Egypt. Remember the great terrors the Lord your God sent against them. You saw it all with your own eyes! And remember the miraculous signs and wonders, and the strong hand and powerful arm with which he brought you out of Egypt. The Lord your God will use this same power against all the people you fear. –Deuteronomy 7:17-19
In the last few days we’ve talked a lot about remembering, journaling, and reading God’s Word.
Today’s message is just one more reminder of why we need to…
- Know God
- His Word
- His promises
- His prophesies
Fear is paralyzing. Fear is life-altering. Fear confuses the evidence. Fear shortens our lives.
Our Heavenly Father knew fear would be one of our greatest enemies, especially the closer we get to Christ return; that’s why He gave us these words:
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. –Isaiah 41:10
Moses told the Israelites to do two things:
1. Remember (8:2-5)
2, Obey (8:1, 6-10)
We live in a troubled world. My heart breaks for the suffering of so many. We do not know what tomorrow holds, but we know who holds tomorrow.
Put Your faith, trust and hope in God and…
Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
“But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. Just as the Lord has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey the Lord your God. –Deuteronomy 8:18-20
Heavenly Father, we need You. We’ve never been in the place we’re in today. We don’t want to live in fear. Help us to remember Your sovereignty. Help us to obey Your Word. Use our lives for Your Glory.
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 10:1-12:32