What I read today

Deuteronomy 5-6; Psalm 79; Jeremiah 13; John 11; 1 Timothy 6

I love Deuteronomy 6.  There are two sections that I could read over and over again that tell us about what God expects of his people and what God’s people actually are like.

Verses 4-8 tell us how to maintain our relationship with God.  Simply put we’re to continually be in his word.

  • Verse 5 – Love God with all your heart, soul and might
  • Verse 6 – Keep God’s word in your heart
  • Verse 7 – Recite God’s word to your children, talk about them in your home, when you get up and before you go to bed
  • Verse 8 – Bind them on your hand, fix them on your forehead, write them on your doorposts and on your gates.
  • In other words, make God’s word the center of your life!

Now for the reality of who we are.  In verses 10-12 God lets us know when most of us will fall away.

Usually, when things are tough we run to God.  I had a Sunday school teacher who had been in the Navy during World War 2.  He said that when they were in calm Oceans before there first combat mission chapel was lightly attended.

After the first combat mission, you had to get into the chapel early if you wanted to sit down.

Most of us have fallen into that trap.  Things are good and we gradually slip away from worship, we don’t study our Bibles, we don’t pray.  It’s what we are.

God knows that.  That’s why we needed a Savior.

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