Tag Archive | Deuteronomy

All to the Glory of God

The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and just is He.
Deuteronomy 32:4 NASB

Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His faithfulness to a thousand generations for those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB

🌹Faithful God, work Your perfect way in me. Make my desire be to love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and to be obedient to Your commands, faithful to your kingdom cause, all to Your glory!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Feasting & Living?

And He humbled you and let you go hungry, and fed you with the manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, in order to make you understand that man shall not live on bread alone, but man shall live on everything that comes out of the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:3 NASB

🌹Are you feasting or starving? Living or dying?

How sweet are Your words to my taste!  Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms 119:103 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Prayer- Lost

(God speaking to Moses)
“Leave Me alone, that I may destroy them (the Israelites, God’s own chosen people) and wipe out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you (Moses) a nation mightier and greater than they.”
Then I (Moses) fell down before the Lord like the first time, for forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin whichyou (Israelites) had committed by doing what was evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.
The Lord was also angry enough with Aaron to destroy him; so I also prayed for Aaron at the same time.  Deuteronomy 9:14‭, ‬18‭, ‬20‭

Oh that we would seek to have a heart for the lost and wayward. So much that we would willingly sacrifice our comfort – food, drink, sleep, and interceed (pray) on their behalf before the Lord. OR
That we would revere our Holy God so much we would care about His name and reputation.

“So I fell down before the Lord for the forty days and nights, which I did because the Lord said He would destroy you.
And I prayed to the Lord and said, ‘Lord God, do not destroy Your people, Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand!
Otherwise, the people of the land from which You brought us will say, “Since the Lord was not able to bring them into the land which He had promised them, and since He hated them, He has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness!”
Deuteronomy 9:25-26‭, ‬28 NASB

🌹In the name of and for God’s sake are you praying for the lost in your nation to the glory of God?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Do Not Forget

“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God by failing to keep His commandments, His ordinances, and His statutes which I am commanding you today;
otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, and you build good houses and live in them,  then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;
Deuteronomy 8:11‭-‬12‭, ‬14 NASB

Sometimes, . . . many times, contentment in the things of this world can draw our focus away from God. The God who is the supplier of our needs.

How do we keep from becoming proud?
Be in the word of God daily. Talk (pray) to God continually throughout the day. Obey Him. And praise Him with a thankful heart for the blessings He gives.


🌹Don’t forget the freedom you were given in Jesus.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Faithful God

Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His faithfulness to a thousand generations for those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB

but showing favor (faithfulness) to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Deuteronomy 5:10 NASB

🌹 Does the knowledge of the faithful God move your heart to love and obedience to Him?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Voice

Then the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form— there was only a voice.
Deuteronomy 4:12 NASB

We may not see the Lord God but His voice still speaks today. The God of the Old Testament is the same God of today. He does not change. He speaks to mankind.

You said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with mankind, yet he lives.
Deuteronomy 5:24 NASB

Like the nations that the Lord eliminates from you, so you shall perish, because you would not listen to the voice of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 8:20 NASB

How do we hear the voice of God? I know He is able, still today, to speak through a burning bush, but today. . .
He gave us His Word in written form;
the gift of prayer to converse with Him;
His Holy Spirit who speaks to our heart;
His church for counsel and confirmation and circumstances in our lives (God is in control) to speak to us.

🌹Can you hear and are you listening to the voice of God?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No Partiality

Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him”.
Acts 10:34‭-‬35 NASB

Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe.”
2 Chronicles 19:7 NASB

For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of Lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
Deuteronomy 10:17 NASB

🌹If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
1 Peter 1:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

A God Who Sees, Hears And is Concerned

Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?”
Genesis 16:13 NASB

Hagar, down trodden, wandering in the wilderness with her son. Desperate without hope of survival and God sees her. He comes to her with direction, a promise and hope.

Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.
Exodus 2:23 NASB

God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them.
Exodus 2:25 NASB

So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Exodus 3:3‭-‬4 NASB

So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
Exodus 3:8 NASB

Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.
Exodus 3:9 NASB

Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, “I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.
Exodus 3:16 NASB

God heard the cry of His people, was concerned and through Moses delivered them. When Moses looked to the burning Bush, God took notice.

Then we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression;
Deuteronomy 26:7 NASB

What turmoil or affliction are you struggling with right now? He sees you. Cry out to Him in your hour of need. He hears.

Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love; so I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine,” declares the Lord God.
Ezekiel 16:8 NASB

🌹God loves you. He is pursuing a love relationship with you that is real and personal. How will you respond to the God who sees and hears you?

When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.
Jonah 3:10 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

In Whose Hand is Life

that they (all mankind) would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’
Acts 17:27‭-‬28 NASB

In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
Job 12:10 NASB

For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?
Deuteronomy 4:7 NASB

Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
Acts 17:30‭-‬31 NASB

🌹 Call upon the Lord God with a repentant heart. Seek His face. In Him is life.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

God’s Requirements

“Now, Israel (God’s people), what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? Deuteronomy 10:12-13 NASB

So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer. For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of Lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. Deuteronomy 10:16‭-‬17 NASB

You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:20‭-‬21 NASB

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 NASB

🌹So how is your walk going?

P. S. I guess there was a reason for my writer’s block this morning. My devotions are written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This morning my quiet time did not go as it usually does. As I read Deuteronomy 10:20 again, I realized the power of the Holy Spirit when I cling to Him. My quiet time is of utmost importance to fulfill His will and His way. When we walk with God on a daily basis He is always there for us, with us, revealing Himself for His purpose and His will. He is my praise and He is my God.

Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.

Sharon