WHAT TO LOOK FOR
The first four chapters of Deuteronomy are a reminder to the people of Israel of all that God has done for them, contrasted with how the Israelites have disobeyed in the past. Moses is giving a final exhortation and warning to the people to avoid sin, and he wants them to see the consequences that have come upon them so far for their disobedience so that once they enter the land they will not fall into sin and lose the land. The emphasis on the various physical lands that we see is part of how Moses is trying to drive home his point. They have been waiting forty years to come into this particular land as a consequence of their faithlessness in the past. Now they are about to enter it, but what a shame it would be if they were to forget God’s commands and lose the land after all this time. As we know, Moses’s prophecies came true, and eventually they lose the land. Praise be to God that He is preparing a land for us that He will never take away! Let us look forward to entering Zion with even more excitement than the people of Israel as they prepared to cross over.
VERSE TO MEDITATE ON
You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.
HOW TO PRAY
- Adoration – Praise God that He is jealous and also compassionate.
- Confession – Ask God to forgive your faithlessness when He calls you to difficult tasks.
- Thanksgiving – Give thanks to God, for his provision of good things to us, His people.
- Supplication – Ask for God to help you love his law and teach it to your children.