Daily Bible Reading for March 12, 2020
Today my Bible reading was from Deuteronomy 3rd and 4th chapters.
In Chapter 3, God’s preservation of history for the Israelites continues as Moses retells how God reassured them that he was with them as the King of Bashan came against them. God gave them the victory, and provided their land to possess. God is a great provider, and the conquering King.
Also seen in chapter 3, is God’s disciplining hand against Moses (see Numbers 20:8), though Moses pleaded to go over to see the land, like a Father, God tells him not to ask anymore. However, God in his gracious mercy, does let Moses see it from a mountain top.
In Chapter 4, Moses tells the Israelites that they must not only listen but do all the statutes and rules from God, being careful not to add or take away anything from what God said. Moses speaks from personal experience because of what it costed him.
Here again, I see the importance of the repetition of going over how God brought them, the Israelites out of Egypt. God did not want them to forget! In verse 9, Moses warns:
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that you have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life.”
God chose them to be a people of his own possession. He showed them many wonders, they heard his voice, seen his tender care, and anger because they were his people. It is for this reason that they were being warned against creating idols. God was their God. Moses warns in verse 24:
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Oh, to have as your God. He wants us to know him, to tell our children of him, so that they too can know the true and living God, for there is none other.
God is a God of victory, he will fight our battles when we are in submission to him. God is gracious and merciful, yet he is just and a jealous God. We ought to not only love, but fear him.
Let’s read the Book!