Friday, April 30, 2010

Feel the Passion

Deuteronomy 4:1-43 is a wonderful section describing God's mercy and grace to his people.  This morning while Josh and I were looking at verses 32-40 in our study, he commented on how Moses' awe and wonder comes off the page while reiterating how the Lord has worked so wondrously and faithfully.  Look at what is mentioned as Moses explains how God

1.   Took a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror
2.   Allowed the people to see his great fire, hear his words out of the midst of the fire, and live
3.   Let the Israelites hear his voice out of heaven to discipline them
4.   Loved their fathers and chose their offspring after them
5.   Brought them out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power
6.   Is driving out before them nations greater and mightier
7.   Is giving them the land for an inheritance

And he did it that they might "know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other."

As great as these works were by which Israel could look and remember, the Father did much more by giving his Son on the cross; that he might die and be raised again according to the Scriptures as provision for sin.  How much more we should hold fast to him who loved us!

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