Today I was finishing up my reading in Deuteronomy and I felt like every time I turned the page I thought I need to write about that! So here it is my random thoughts as I finish Deuteronomy (finally)!
I found this verse very motivating and felt everyone should make notice of it:
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.
God doesn't just plan to say Hey go ahead figure it out, I'll catch up. He says don't worry I got this. I got your back and your front! :) I'm bizarre I know!
In chapter 33 Moses was delivering a message to each of the tribes expressing how God felt about each of them or telling something about what God plans for them. For instance Moses said this to the tribe of Reuben, "Let the tribe of Reuben live and not die out, though they are few in number." Or to the tribe of Benjamin, "The people of Benjamin are loved by the Lord and live in safety beside him." Or to the tribe of Naphtali, "O Naphtali, you are rich in favor and full of the Lord's blessings; may you possess the west and the south." What would he say about me or my peeps? Puts a little perspective on the way we live.
I've heard so many people refer to the idea that God is unfair and controlling when it comes to the Ten Commandments. People think he's all rules and no fun! I challenge those people to think about the Highway Patrols expectations of drivers. They require drivers to drive within the speed limit, not to endanger other drivers, keep their car under control, and have a valid license. No one says they are unfair or controlling. Their purpose is to ensure that everyone can use and enjoy the highway to the fullest. That is God's plan too. He wants us to enjoy life to the fullest. He's not just this overbearing killjoy. His commands are for ultimate good. He wants to give "a rich and satisfying life" (John 10:10).
I think those were all the points I hoped to make! Hopefully I didn't make anyone too dizzy trying to follow along! :)