Fri, March 24, 2017
But go up to Pisgah Peak, and look over the land in every direction. Take a good look, but you may not cross the Jordan River… - Deuteronomy 3:27.
Moses begged God to let him go into the Promised Land (vs. 25) but his sins at Kadesh (Num. 20) had disqualified him (see our Monday, March 23 devotion). “Since Moses hit the rock in anger and self-will instead of speaking to it in faith and obedience, God was compelled to use Moses as an example instead of an instrument”*. Still God allowed Moses to climb Pisgah Peak on Mt. Nebo (Deut 32:49; 34:1) and look at the beautiful expanse of land—the destination towards which Moses had so diligently led God’s people. The panoramic view includes the Dead Sea, the Jordan River Valley, Jericho, Bethlehem, and even the distant hills of Jerusalem. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Keep walking in truth. Stand firm in your faith. God is taking us somewhere breathtakingly beautiful!
Sat, March 25, 2017
Lessons of Faith
But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren – Deut. 4:9.
Don’t forget your lessons of faith or let them slip from your heart. God has taught you timeless truths that you must teach your children--truths that will help equip them for their life journeys. They will need to learn how to stand in faith when times get tough; and your stories of God’s faithfulness will give them courage. Tell them what you learned and how you learned it. Build a heritage of faith.