Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Deut. 10:12-22

I was reading in my Bible this morning, and I came across this passage.  For some reason, it really struck a chord with me, so I thought I would share it with you, too.  What first caught my attention was this list of things that Jehovah was asking of the Israelites.  Moses reminds the people of what God wants from His people, but he phrases it in a question.  Jehovah asks you for but these few things...Is this too much to give to our God?  Moses then goes on to remind the Israelites of all the things their God has done for them.

I think Moses' words can remind us even today, too, that our Lord is the Lord.  He is King of Kings, Prince of Peace, and He has come to earth to reach our stubborn hearts with an everlasting love we cannot explain.  What little it is for us to give Him our lives!  Yes, it is all we have -- yet if we give it away, we will be given more that we could ever have had before.

  "12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky."
     Deut. 10:12-22


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