Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Deuteronomy 5:28-33 NLT

[28] “The LORD heard the request you made to me. And he said, ‘I have heard what the people said to you, and they are right.

[29] Oh, that they would always have hearts like this, that they might fear me and obey all my commands! If they did, they and their descendants would prosper forever.

[30] Go and tell them, “Return to your tents.”

[31] But you stand here with me so I can give you all my commands, decrees, and regulations. You must teach them to the people so they can obey them in the land I am giving them as their possession.’”

[32] So Moses told the people, “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the LORD your God, following his instructions in every detail.

[33] Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.

Reflection . . .

Have you ever felt good about what you read in the Bible, been convicted or affirmed what it was saying to you personally?

Well, in this part of the history of Israel, they were in complete agreement with what the Lord was telling them through the Commandments He had given through Moses on the mountain. They were pleased that the Lord had given them something tangible to hold on to. They needed something concrete and defining to remind them, to help them on their journey in the wilderness.

God will bless us, but we must respond to His grace for us as we live our lives. The Israelites forgot and tested God over and over again on their journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land. We too are on a journey, ultimately to be with the Lord face to face.

Our goal is to stay on the path that the Lord our God has made through Jesus Christ by following Him each day becoming more and more like Him — That is our obedience to God!

Does it involve obeying commands? Yes!

Does it involve humbly summiting ourselves before Him each day? Absolutely!

Does it involve determination to grow in our relationship with Him? Of Course!

Does it involve stepping out in faith on a regular or daily basis? Without Exception!

It starts and is maintained by digging deep into God’s Word, praying diligently in conversation with Him and submitting ourselves to Him in all that He has for us, each day so we can put it into practice — That’s how transformation happens!