Deuteronomy 8:1-9:21 The ‘wilderness’ was a place of ‘testing’. God was ‘disciplining’ His people. He was teaching them to ‘walk in His ways’(2,5-6). In the ‘wilderness’, we must remember this: ‘man does not live by bread alone… man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord’(3). Everything that proceeds out of […]Read more "‘We Will Give Ourselves Continually To Prayer And To The Ministry Of The Word.’"
God calls us to worship Him – ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…’ – and walk in His ways – ‘Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord’ (Isaiah 2:3,5). We are moving towards the Day when ‘the pride of men shall be humbled and brought low’, the […]Read more "The Renewal Of Our Worship"
Deuteronomy 28:25-68 There is nothing inevitable about the chain of events described in these verses. These are the consequences of disobedience. God is warning His people: ‘If you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God…’(28:15). Why does God warn His people of the consequences of disobedience? He wants them to draw back […]Read more "Pray For God’s Mercy. Ask Him To Make You More Holy."
Genesis When I was writing these words, I was thinking of some of the stories in the book of Genesis (the book of beginnings). I was thinking about Adam, Abraham and Joseph – and I was thinking about Jesus! ___________________________________________ It was the genesis of my life. Things were looking so good. Then, it all […]Read more "Some Simple Thoughts From The Scriptures"
Justice for the vulnerable is grounded in God’s redemption (Deuteronomy 24:17-18). This is an important principle for us. God loves us. He has done great things for us. He cares. We are to care. Let His love be the guiding light in every part of your life. Scripture speaks of both salvation and judgment. Israel […]Read more "Let God’s Love Be Your Guiding Light."
Deuteronomy 17:14-18:22 Even the king is subject to God’s ‘law’. His supreme responsibility is this: Pay careful attention to God’s Word (17:18-20). Politically, he may be in an elevated position – a ‘king over’ others (17:14-15). Spiritually, he must not allow ‘his heart’ to be ‘lifted up above his brethren’(17:20). There must be humble obedience […]Read more "Pay Careful Attention To God’s Word."
Deuteronomy 33:18-34:12 ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms’(27): This is no guarantee of peaceful tranquillity. For Israel, there was conflict. ‘Saved by the Lord’, Israel had found true happiness. Still, there were ‘enemies’ to be ‘thrust out’ and ‘trampled down’(27,29). Knowing the blessing of God’s salvation is no guarantee […]Read more "‘If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?’"