Today’s Tasting: Deuteronomy 1-2: Deuteronomy, which means “second law,” begins with Moses reminding the Israelites of their wilderness journeys. Moses reminded them that after their exodus from Egypt, when they saw the land that God had promised them, Israel had refused to go in and take possession of the land because they feared the people who lived there. God told them He would go before them to fight for them, but the people refused to listen. Later they repented and determined to fight for the land, but God told them not to go because He would not be with them. Again the people did not listen. They went to battle anyway and were defeated by their enemy. Because of their rebellion against God, the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness for forty years until those that rebelled against God had died.
Moses reminded them that God had been with them and they had lacked nothing during their forty-year journey. The Lord had given all the enemies of Israel and their possessions into Israel’s hands. They were now as numerous as the stars of heaven and on their way to live in freedom.
Today’s Nourishment: Do you remember your past and the things the Lord has done for you? Do you ever remind yourself of the Lord’s goodness to you?
In the New Testament we are told to remember something that is of utmost importance—we are told to remember Christ’s completed work.
“He took bread and gave thanks. He broke the bread and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me’” (Luke 22:19; and see 1 Corinthians 11:23-24).
The definition of remembrance is “to actively stir one’s mind and meditate.” I want to encourage you to actively stir your mind and meditate on Jesus’ life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.
How timely it is for us to be reminded of this as we prepare to celebrate Resurrection Sunday! Remember how He has delivered you from your Egypt, shared the covenant of His blood with you, counted you as His own, and taken you through some wilderness journeys. Share some of what you remember with us on this blog. Your words may encourage other women and stir their faith to hear and believe God!
Tomorrow’s Delight: Deuteronomy 3-4
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC