Day 74

Day 74 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 11-13

Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the LORD your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm; the signs he performed and the things he did in the heart of Egypt, both to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his whole country; what he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots, how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea as they were pursuing you, and how the LORD brought lasting ruin on them. It was not your children who saw what he did for you in the wilderness until you arrived at this place, and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab the Reubenite, when the earth opened its mouth right in the middle of all Israel and swallowed them up with their households, their tents and every living thing that belonged to them. But it was your own eyes that saw all these great things the LORD has done.   Deut 11:1-7

This passage is a great example of why I like the Old Testament so much.

The stories are great, but when you read enough you find glimpses of the New Covenant.

You didn’t catch it?

Read verse 7 again: But it was your own eyes that saw all these great things the LORD has done.

Throughout the Old Testament God’s relationship (The Old Covenant) was with the entire nation of Israel. As one sinned, they all sinned.

The prophet Jeremiah is a herald of the New Covenant that will come. This New Covenant will allow for each person to be personally accountable to God – each person will be able to have a personal relationship with God. Jesus Christ will usher in the New Covenant.

But it was your own eyes that saw all these great things the LORD has done.

The nation of Israel had forgotten, but the reminder was that YOU have seen what God has done.  Don’t blame others for forgetting – YOU must remember.

Why? Because this relationship with God is personal.

Have you forgotten what God has done for you?

Take time today to remember . . . be thankful . . . be personally accountable.

Day 75 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 14-16

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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