Read Deuteronomy chapters 9, 10, 11
Once again the Daily Bible doesn’t provide commentary on today’s reading. It is a continuation from yesterday’s reading; Moses’ second address to the Israelites urging obedience as they now face entering the promised land.
I love this section…Moses is a cheerleader, encouraging and building confidence in the Israelites. Reminding them what God will do through them in order to occupy this land He has promised and yet also humbles them as he reminds them of past failures…times when their doubt and pride got the best of them and the Lord’s anger was aroused.
It’s a wonderful reminder of all these chosen people have gone through. How much they’ve grown and changed and how much God really has provided for them in every circumstance when they place their trust fully in Him.
Over the past few days as our family read these passages, it was interesting to see how the kids’ eyes were opened to new details. How many times have we heard these stories of the great exodus; the stories of Moses, the 40 years of wandering, and not notice the little (yet not so tiny) details?
“I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.” Deuteronomy 29:5
FORTY YEARS their clothes never wore out?!! Wrap your mind around that. There were growing children that came out of Egypt!
“Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from children. A mixed multitude also went up with them, along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.” Exodus 12:37-38
The one I always go back to; just how many people Moses had to get through that sea. It is just crazy to me, when I can barely manage my 4 kids at a waterpark!!
I read a great blog post about some of the amazing miracles God provided that we don’t always think about: Miracles of Miracles in the Desert (paulchong.net) Be sure to check it out!
What others can you think of?