WEEK ONE, DAY ONE, COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE COMPANION
THEME: READ THE BIBLE
DAY ONE TITLE: THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
SCRIPTURE: DEUTERONOMY 8:8-11 (CEB)
SCRIPTURE SNIPPET: ….”But watch yourself! Don’t forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commands or his case laws or his regulations that I am commanding you right now.”
MY THOUGHTS: The Hebrew people have been through a long period of changing their ways and becoming a new people under God’s leadership through Moses. They have put behind them the life of a slave and have been given a new life of promise and hope. But there has been lots to learn and a lot of ups and downs – really high ups and really low downs – but they are approaching the entrance to their promised land, a land that will meet their every need and give them a secure place of living and worship. Moses (or the writer of Deuteronomy) is conducting a review of the rules…. You must! Your must remember where you’ve come from and how you got here and how to keep this promised land and your lives in tact. And above everything else, REMEMBER THE LORD YOUR GOD who has done all of this for you. During this time of learning and developing as a people, you have not wanted for a thing… your clothes have not worn out and your feet have not swollen. God has been with you all along, providing for your every need – even when you grumbled and fussed and created golden cows and worshipped other idols… God has remained, correcting and forgiving and pushing. Don’t be an entitled people – be a grateful people. Trust God in all of your day to day issues and comings and going. Dwell on His goodness. DON’T FORGET!!!