Chapter 8 has two bookends: verses 2 and 18 with the word “Remember”.
- 2 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
- 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Read this chapter carefully, Jesus uses this part of His speech when confronted by the devil in Matthew 4:4. (One of the most important things I learned is that the devil knows and uses scripture to manipulate us, so we need to know it too if we are going to stand against him daily).
Read closely and look for something new to pop off the page to you. I had MANY. He is retelling the history of his ancestors but this time from God’s viewpoint not the Israelites.
Chapter 9: Obviously I love chapter 9 for so many reasons! He carries us NOT because of our righteousness but because of HIS righteousness. By the way, I never noticed how long Moses lay prostrate before the Lord each time! I have to reflect on that and my own pitiful prayer habits.
Chapter 10: Read it word for word! Underline all the cool new findings this year that God has revealed to you that you may not have picked up on this time last year…put them in the ark….acacia wood…set apart the tribe of Levi! (If you read ONE scripture and think…I don’t remember that, ASK us to talk about it in the comments.
“What does the Lord ask of you??”
- Fear the Lord
- Walk in Obedience
- LOVE HIM
- Serve the Lord with all your heart
- Observe HIs commands
The Lord is Great, Mighty, and Awesome. He shows no partiality, accepts no bribes, defends the fatherless, and loves the foreigner.
Did one scripture stick out to you? (I KNOW more than one did). I kept the post short for a reason, today is a read worth reading twice. Read it again. If a verse did not pop off the page to you today…we need to talk!