love the Lord?
walk in obedience to Him?
keep His commands?
For I command you today to love the LORD your God,
to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands,
decrees and laws; then you will live and increase,
and the LORD your God will bless you
in the land you are entering to possess.
I was struck by this line today. “In the land you are entering to possess.” I know this was written to the children of Israel as they wandered in the desert before they entered the Promised Land….after wandering for 40 years.
Allow me a bit of leeway here…is the same not true for you and me today? Are we not commanded to:
I understand we no longer live under the law, because of his death and resurrection we live under grace but the essence of this passage is still true for you and me.
In the world in which we live.
I find myself drawn to the line “In the land you are entering to possess”…I find myself wondering what land He has waiting for me to possess? He has something wonderful and beautiful for me. I can love the Lord, walk in obedience and keep His command and then possess the wondrous life He has planned OR I can choose my own path and probably self-destruct.
I want to possess what he has for me, because I KNOW it is something BEAUTIFUL! It is something GOOD.
He can make my messy, His neat.
He can make my ugly, His beautiful.
He can make my sorrow, His joy.
Grasp it…embrace it…it is out there, waiting for me and you to POSSESS it!
Lord, I continue to be amazed at the ways in which you speak to me. The passages that I have read and heard all my life, come alive in new ways. It is as if they are flowers blooming in my heart. Thank you, Lord.
And you? What is blooming in your life these days?