|It's Sunday! And, it's Mother's Day. I talked with my wonderful mother this morning and she received the Bible I sent her and the card from my wife. She has lost everything in a flood, even her Bible, so I sent her one for Mother's Day. She is the best Mom in the whole world and raised four children and has many grandchildren and great grand children. I love you Mom! Have a wonderful day, you deserve it!|
I'm reading in Deuteronomy and just finished it up. Many things I could write about, and several I've marked up, but here are a few to share today:
1) READ TO RULE- In Deut. 17:18,19 it is saying that a king that sits upon the throne should be given a copy of the law of God, and: "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:"
We too need to Read to Lead spiritually!
2) RAISING UP A PROPHET-Deuteronomy 18:15 "The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;" Deuteronomy 18:18 "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."
NOW, we see the fulfillment of this prophecy mentioned in Acts 3:22 "For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you." Christ was this Prophet!
3) MADE A CURSE FOR US TO TAKE AWAY THE CURSE UPON US- Deuteronomy 21:22-23 "And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: 23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance." Here again, we see that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of this Old Testament prophecy: Galatians 3:13 "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"
4) THE LORD THY GOD- I love this phrase found in Deut. 28:58- "... that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;" God is glorious and we should be very reverent in our interaction with Him.
5) HE IS THE ROCK- In Deut. 32:4, 15, 18, 30, and 31, God is called our ROCK. He is a ROCK, that none can compare with and that we can depend upon.
Well, these are just a few of the things that caught my attention this morning. I hope you have a wonderful day in the LORD, and do let your Mother know you love her!
Pastor Mike Mutchler