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Deuteronomy 17 – Daily chewing on the Word

Good evening yall. Today we are studying Deuteronomy 17.

Be blessed 🙂

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Verses 19 -20 in this chapter stood out for me.

He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees. This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel”. (Deut 17:19‭-‬20 NLT)

“Each day the king must read and obey these laws, so that he will learn to worship the Lord with fear and trembling and not think that he’s better than everyone else. If the king completely obeys the Lord’s commands, he and his descendants will rule Israel for many years”. (Deut 17:19‭-‬20 CEVUS06)

The more we read and meditate on a particular thing the more it becomes a part of us that’s why Moses encouraged the king to read the decree of God daily so that he will continue to fear the Lord and also not become proud for his own good.

Majority of us spend a lot of time and money on getting materials to make our bibles colourful and our journals, but do we actually go back to read them and meditate on them. I’ll speak for myself, I  know I don’t do that 90% of the time unless I have a problem and then I remember to go back and read through the Sunday notes or the promises I’ve highlighted in bible. 

I’m challenged by Moses command here to the king. He has to write it down and recite it daily. We are to chew on the word daily so we don’t forget it. Also reading the word will make him realise his need for God and make him Humble.

The more time we spend in the word the more we will be like the WORD

Let’s take up this challenge today. Let’s commit to spend time with God every day; to keep His word before us as we go about our daily activities.

I pray the Holy Spirit will give us the grace to fulfill this challenge. In Jesus Name. Amen

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Deuteronomy 13 – Comfortable with sin?

Good evening y’all. Today we are studying Deuteronomy 13.

Be blessed 🙂

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Moses encouraged the Israelites to purge the evil from amongst them. They were to completely get rid of any false prophets or anything that can potentially lead them away from God.

…If a prophet tells you to disobey the Lord your God and to stop worshiping him, then that prophet is evil and must be put to death.Someone else may say to you, “Let’s worship other gods.” That person may be your best friend, your brother or sister, your son or daughter, or your own dear wife or husband. But you must not listen to people who say such things. Instead, you must stone them to death. You must be the first to throw the stones, then others from the community will finish the job. Don’t show any pity. The gods worshiped by other nations have never done anything for you or your ancestors. People who ask you to worship other gods are trying to get you to stop worshiping the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. So put to death anyone who asks you to worship another god”. (Deut 13: 5- 10 CEV)

Have we become complacent with sin?

We ought to be brutal with anything that will take Gods place in our lives or make us sin against Him. We shouldn’t even tolerate it. I’m not saying we should go round killing but that’s how much we should hate sin and make sure we run or abstain from anything that will contaminate us or take our hearts away from God.

Nowadays a lot of us are comfortable with sin. We keep playing the grace card. May I submit to you that the grace of our Lord is not a license to sin!!! Infact, His grace should make it difficult for you to sin. When you understand the price God paid for you, then you’ll know that sin is not something you play with.

Romans 6: 1-2  says: “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?” (NLT)

I encourage each of us to do a thorough check today and see where we are tolerating sin – knowingly or unknowingly. Let’s make the words of the psalmist  in Psalm 139: 23-24 our prayer today.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
       Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life”. (NLT)

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