The Bible – Real Help for Real Life

Scripture: Deuteronomy 32.  

(Key verses)

Deuteronomy 32:46-47 (NLT)

46 Moses added: “Take to heart all the words of warning I have given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word of these instructions.

47 These instructions are not empty words—they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you will occupy when you cross the Jordan River.”

(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)

Because of circumstances leading up to this point in Moses’ life, he knew that because of his disobedience he would soon die and not get to celebrate the entrance into the Promised Land. Yet Moses was a man of God and willingly allowed God to speak through him to the people of Israel. Being at the crossroads of his death, I would imagine that Moses’s speech was filled with passion, as he really wanted to see his people succeed in their mission for God. In these particular verses, Moses urged the people to think about God’s word and teach it to their children. Friends, the Bible can sit on our bookshelf and gather dust, or we can make it a vital part of our life by regularly setting aside time to study it. When we personally discover the wisdom of God’s message, we will want to apply it to your life and passionately pass it on to our family and others we love. The Bible is not merely good reading—it’s real help for real life.

(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)

Dear Lord, as reminded by this old saint in this passage of scripture, Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. As I am nurtured by its many truths, may I become passionate about teaching it and exampling it before my child so that she may see its importance to me and, in turn, make it her guide in life. Please speak to the heart of those that may meditate on this devotional today so that they too may become attached to Your Word and look to it for all of life’s answers.


**Words underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:

Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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