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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Deuteronomy 1-12

WOW!! I read 12 chapters of Deuteronomy yesterday and today and was at awe. I was puzzled, saddened, over joyed, and anxious while reading these chapters. So many good things said and good happened through out these chapters. I am so ready to go see this holy land I can barely contain myself. All I want to do is talk about it, pray about it, read about it, and think about it.

I am sad for Moses who was not allowed to cross the Jordan River to go into the holy land. I believe he was not allowed to go because of all the chosen peoples bad decisions they made along the way (the 40 years through the wilderness), but he was told by the Lord to encourage and strength Joshua up before the went into Israel (Deut. 3:28). That must have been so hard for Moses because he pleaded with God to let Him in but the Lord wouldn't have it.

Moses did as he was told and he reviewed the 10 commandments with all who would be going to the holy land. "Therefore you shall be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or left. You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall posses." Deut. 5:32,33.

I don't know how the chosen people could forget all they saw with their own eyes and heard with their own ears... but they were continually reminded to remember those things and "teach them to your children, speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up." (Deut. 11:19) They were told to "fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul..." Deut. 10:12.

There was one verse that really popped out at me: "He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you there great and awesome things which your eyes have seen. Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons, and now the Lord your God has made you as the stars or heaven in multitude." Deut. 10:21,22

So beautiful and so true. He is so beautiful and His Word is so true.

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