|Today is Saturday. I have read my twenty chapters, I have time to type a little, and then off to a men's meeting. I also took time to study for the devotion I will share with the men this morning. Every Saturday we meet and have a great time of teaching, prayer, and a great meal together. We meet at 8am and it is usually over about 9:15am. Here are some thoughts from Deuteronomy.|
1) SECOND LAW- This is what the name "Deuteronomy" means: "second law". We know that in Exodus 20, we have the ten commandments given, so why give them again? Well, because there is a whole new people to give the law to. You see they were re numbered in Numbers because the old generation has died off, and so no God tells Moses to give again the law he had given to their parents in the wilderness. He does and it is in chapter five of this book. We too need to be given the Word of God again and again, so we should read it over and over and we will gain more insight each and every time we read it. Then our challenge is to obey it.
2) LOVE, WALK, CLEAVE- This simple but effective outline comes from Deuteronomy 11:22 "For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;" These are things that God will use in our lives to draw us close to the LORD and to keep us there!
3) READ GOD'S WORD- Deut. 17:18, says: "... he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levities:" and Deut. 17:19 "And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:"
God wants us to read His Word for a purpose. To learn, to keep, and to do!
Reading is not for information.... it is for transformation! God's Word changes us! Let it work on your heart today dear friend.
There is so much more I wish I could write this morning, but my time has gone. May God bless you dear friends. Pastor Mike Mutchler