Daily Bible Reading for March 16, 2020
Today my Bible reading plan covers Deuteronomy 14-16.
In Chapter 14, Moses reminds the Israelites that they are God’s chosen people and holy unto him, and therefore, unlike the other nations, certain foods are deemed to be unclean for them.
The key verse in this chapter is verse 1a:
“You are the sons of the LORD your God.”
In Chapter 15, Moses continues to provide God’s rules and instructions, specifically during the Sabbatical year, which is every seven years, creditors are to release lenders from the obligation to repay. God promises that in the land they will be blessed if only if they obey his commandments.
A key verse for this chapter demonstrating God’s faithfulness to his promise in verse 6:
“For the LORD your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.”
In Chapter 16, Moses reminds them of their festivals that they must keep once they enter the land and the place that God chooses as his habitation is identified. Moses provides God’s instructions that they establish a government, appointing judges and officers in each town who judge with righteous judgment.
God’s righteousness and his knowledge of man are seen in verses 19a and 20:
“You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality…Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”
In these three chapters, I am reminded again, that I have been bought with a price and that I am not my own, so my life ought to image Christ. Yes, it is a work in progress. I also can be confident that God will keep his promises. He can be trusted to be my provider. Also, I see the fairness of God, and how that should be modeled in my life.
Let’s read the Book!