Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 7-8
Key Verse: Deuteronomy 7:9
Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments…
What are the emphasis words? Twenty-three times “the Lord your God” is repeated. Jesus quoted Moses: “Man shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3b). Particularly because of Jesus’ quote, we who believe in Him have every right to claim God’s promise to His people. In today’s reading, Moses reviews all God has done for the people, and then takes the very long view which reaches far beyond our present generation. The Apostle Peter picks up on Deuteronomy 7:6 and tells us that we too are God’s special treasure. We might want to read now 1 Peter 2:9-17. There are serious obligations, as well as exciting blessings, to being God’s people. Think about it.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, Your “little rock,” Peter, has challenged me to live my life in a way that will cause other people to glorify You. Please bestow on me grace and power to good works. I know that people will observe me today. May I represent You well. In Your strong Name I pray. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
At 7:15 on December 19, 2012, a Soyuz Russian rocket was scheduled to take off for the International Space Station. I was invited and was present at the Canadian Space Centre in Montreal to film and observe the lift-off. Sitting in the nose of that rocket was Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield. His mom and dad attended the same church as my daughter Elaine and her husband Bruce for a number of years. They believed in the power of prayer, so I believe Chris will be praying for that Russian hardware to work well. He took on the responsibility as Commander of the Space Station in March, 2013. We, Crossroads/CTS/Tricord, produced a documentary series for television called, “Canada, Heart and Soul.” Commander Hadfield was one of the featured people.
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