Bible Reference: Deuteronomy 5:27; 29
Translation: Living Bible (TLB)
Bible Text: 27 ….. You go and listen to all that God says, then come and tell us, and we will listen and obey.’ ….. 29 Oh, that they would always have such a heart for me, wanting to obey my commandments. Then all would go well with them in the future, and with their children throughout all generations!
OBSERVATION: What would we be willing to do in order to hear God say that all will be well with us and our family for evermore? But look at what God said in verse 29! One translation reads: Oh what I wouldn’t do to see the people listen and obey my commands. Pretty much the same thing, isn’t it? So let us meditate on what helped both God and man feel this way.
APPLICATION: When troubles come, and trials seem to hit us hard on every side, don’t you often wish that God would take control and give us comfort and wisdom on how to handle every little detail of life in a way that is pleasing to, and blessed by Him? To an even greater degree, when you are feeling helpless to do anything about the struggles that your child(ren) are going through, wouldn’t it be awesome to know that God is totally in charge, and that all things work together for good to those who love, adore, and worship the Lord their God? Friends, it is obvious from the words shared with Moses, by our Master, that He is more than willing to bless us and our future generations, if only we would acknowledge Him and obey His commands. The people begged of Moses to go and speak with God and, in verse 27, they promised that they would listen and obey. Notice how God had gotten used to the idea of people making vain promises when they are in trouble, or in dire need. For He said in verse 29: If only they would do what they say. Or, what I wouldn’t do to hear them say that, commit, and obediently follow through with their promise. THEN I will bless them and all their future generations. That’s our awesome God, folks! Let us rest assured that this is not just a nice story that we could read about our ancestors, but rather, this is a story about our all-powerful Creator; our wonderful God! This reminds us that the same God who ‘did’, is the same God who ‘can do now‘. He’s still alive; He’s still all-powerful; and I am convinced that He is still waiting to bless us and our future generations, if only we will listen and obey. So how badly do you want to be blessed precious friends? Enough to listen and obey all that the Master has outlined for us in His Word? Trust and obey, for there’s no other way!
PRAYER: When we walk with You Lord. In the light of Your Word. What a glory You shine on our way. When we do Your great will, You abide with us still, and for all who will trust and obey! Thank You precious Lord for placing these words in the mind of that great old inspired song writer. But most of all, thank You for still being available to those of us today who are ready and willing to place our faith and trust in You and obey Your Word. You promised You would bless, and we stand in great anticipation of Your everyday blessings. For all those who will meditate on this blog today, please bless them oh Lord, and speak words of wisdom to them that will draw them unto Yourself. Perhaps for a closer walk with You, or perhaps for the very first time. May they find peace in knowing You as their personal Savior and Lord. AMEN!