10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, 11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;Deuteronomy 6:10-11
Moses calls them to obedience to God’s law, then he calls them to pass God’s Word along to their children. In today’s text and tomorrows text he gives another reason that they need to obey and pass God’s Word along. You see, Moses knew that God was a promise keeping God. That means that they were going to go into this land because God had promised this land to Abraham.
18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:Genesis 15:18
He also made this promise to Isaac.
2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;Genesis 26:2-3
He made this promise to Jacob.
13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;Genesis 28:13
It was coming time for God to fulfill his promise, at least in part, to the children of Israel. That meant they were going to go in and militarily take over this land, that God would be with them in the taking of the land, and they would possess all kinds of blessings for which they had not worked.
The implications of this He will address with them in the verses we will study tomorrow.
For today we can be assured that God will do what He says He will do. What God promises God will do. His promises are sure.
6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.Psalm 12:6
God can be trusted. Those who know Him and follow Him must live in trusting obedience. Just as the Israelites had to trust God by going into the land in obedience, we must act on our trust in God in our daily lives. The just shall live by faith.
- Is there something that you are not trusting God for?
- Take some time today to praise God for all of the blessings that He has provided for you.