Remember and Obey

Everything people do or accomplish in life has a story. The individuals who earned a scholarship have a story to tell. It’s a story of discipline and hard work. It’s a story of forgoing many pleasurable activities so that they can accomplish a goal; success comes with a price tag.

The Children of Israel have been wondering in the wilderness for forty years. The journey should have been forty days, but they doubted the ability of God to do what He said He would do. You see, they chose to look at their circumstances, and that look, eroded their faith in God. Now, they were about to possess the land and Moses addressed the company. In Deuteronomy 8:2 NLT it says, “Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands.”

Notice Moses told them to remember, in other words, keep this in your memory. They need to remember why they had to endure those forty years in the wilderness. If we cease to remember the pitfalls we faced, then we could fall victim to those pitfalls again. Moses also said, “So obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and fearing him.” Deuteronomy 8:6 NLT. Success in the promised land is not guaranteed, its dependent on obedience. 

Moses told them the importance of remembering their wilderness experiences and keeping the commandments  to encourage them to live a lifestyle that pleases God. Our walk  or lifestyle need to reflect the that we are children  of God. Our walk demonstrates our relationship. So, walk with God in such a way that others will see and know that you are a child of God.

Thought for Today: Friend, live to please God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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