Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes.” — Deuteronomy 1:29-30
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Moses began his farewell message to Israel with a reminder of their parents’ refusal to obey God’s word to enter the Promised Land. With his death, these Israelites will have to follow a leader other than Moses for the first time in their lives. Moses wants them to know that their real Leader hasn’t changed. God had done mighty things for them in Moses’ day. Now God will do mighty things in their day through Joshua. They will have more than second hand deliverance stories to tell their grandchildren. They will be eyewitnesses of God’s power and faithfulness. But they would have to obey this same command their parents ignored and own a faith that their ancestors did not have!
Almighty and Sovereign LORD, all glory and honor goes to you for your mighty acts to redeem, to save, to fulfill, and to bless your people throughout the ages. I ask, dear LORD, please bless your people today with faith to expect your power, hearts to obey your Word, and eyes to see that your great work is not yet done. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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