Sunday, March 23
Posted: Friday, March 21
One Year Bible Reading Guide:
Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46
Verse of the day:
“Come and see what the Lord has done, how awesome His works in man’s behalf! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot –come let us rejoice in Him.” (Psalm 66:5-6)
In Deuteronomy 1:19-41 Moses recounts for the Israelites how they rebelled against the command of the Lord at Kadesh Barnea by believing the report of the ten spies who said “We can’t possess the land, the people there are too strong” . (v. 28) They were unwilling to go even though Joshua and Caleb (the other two of the twelve spies that were sent out) said “We can do this because God is with us”. Because of this, the only two adults of that time allowed to go into the land that God had promised the Israelites were Joshua and Caleb. (vv. 36 & 38) (You can read the complete story of The Twelve Spies in Numbers, chapters 13 and 14.) The Israelites so quickly forgot what God had done and Moses reminds them. He told them that the God who fought for them in Egypt and led them through the desert by cloud and fire would go with them, but they still rebelled. (vv. 30-33) They also forgot about what God had done for them when He parted the Red Sea.
Psalm 66:5-6 says “Come and see what the Lord has done, how awesome His works in man’s behalf! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot –come let us rejoice in Him.” Notice that it says “what the Lord has done”. Remember what God has done for you. Some advice to help us remember what God has done for us in the past is found in verses 1-3 of Psalm 66. It tells us to shout, sing and speak of the greatness of our God and His mighty deeds and great power. This will help us remember God’s faithfulness yesterday so we will trust in Him for what we face today and tomorrow. Trust in the Lord and go possess the land.
Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor