March 7 Deut. 9-11 & Hebrews 11
With God all things are possible! Deut.9:3 states, “Know, then, today that it is the LORD, your God, who will cross over before you as a consuming fire; he it is who will destroy them and subdue them before you, so that you can dispossess and remove them quickly, as the LORD promised you.” Our God is with us. Not because of anything we have done, but out of love and commitment to us. God has made a covenant with his chosen people, and by the grace of Jesus Christ, we have been graphed onto them granting us a share in his covenant relationship. Have you made a golden Calf of your own? Have you placed something in place of God? May we honor our side of this relationship. This is what the Lord asks of us, Deut 10:12-13 “Now, therefore, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of you but to fear the LORD, your God, to follow in all his ways, to love and serve the LORD, your God, with your whole heart and with your whole being, to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD that I am commanding you today for your own well-being?” Fear of the Lord is not to be afraid, but to be in awe of God. Do you believe this will lead you to well-being? How? Do you love all those who live among us? Did you hear with your heart Deut. 10:18-19?
Hebrews give us the excellent definition of faith, Heb. 11:1-2 “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” A friend of mine stitched these words for me. Each morning when I come into my office, they are there to greet me, so I pray them that they might live in me for the good of all the people I will see that day. How has your faith shined forth? By faith (your name) was . . . . .