Several times in our readings today we are reminded to walk humbly and in obedience to God.
Deuteronomy 10 verse 12 & 13 says; “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, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
Deuteronomy 11 verse 1 says; Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.
Then in John 14 verse 15 we see Jesus say “If you love me, keep my commands”
God wants us to obey his commamds out of a love for Him and not of fear. He sees our hearts and knew that the hearts of the Israelites were far from him.
Jesus told the Pharisees that although they were obsessed with minute details of the law, their hearts were far feom God.
We have though a promise that if we are obedient to Him, follow and trust him, he will bless us.
In Deuteronomy chpter 11 verse 26 to 28 we read;
See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse – the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known .
We have been readinfg how the Israelites struggled because they didn’t do what God had commanded and if you have read ahead you will know that they still don’t seem to learn.
We have a choice, lets choose wisely
The readings for Saturday are;
Deuteronomy 12 & 13