May 29, Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 7:11-8:20

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SAA Notes

The Israelites were terrified of the Canaanites. The Lord encourages the people to see Him as bigger than their fears. The Lord drove out the Canaanites with hornets and other natural means. God uses remarkable and totally unexpected means to keep His word! What verse stands out to you today?

SJA Notes

Do not forget the Lord. Remember what He has done for us, for His people. Remember Him by keeping His commandments (don’t forget Him, forgetting comes about by not doing what He tells us to do).

Moses was applying important bible truths to the people, layering it on top of all that has come before.

Don’t forget the Lord! Remember Him!

This is a good word for us.

We need to remember the Lord, or we forget Him and start growing hard of heart and arrogant, thinking that we are the means by which good things happen, blessings come because of our work, our strength, our might.

What’s the cure for this kind of thinking? How do we remember the Lord?

Deuteronomy 8:3 holds a really important truth. So important that when Jesus was being tempted (told in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4), He spoke this word – That man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

It is God’s word that is our memory, our reminder, our energy and exhortation. It is Jesus, the Word become flesh. It’s the Holy Spirit applying His word, writing it on our hearts.

Each day we face the world, the devil, the temptation to take a little step away from the Lord, to raise our selves and lower Him.

Each day we need to be reminded through Him word to remember Him, raise Him up, sink our selves.

More Jesus, less us!

* Almighty God,

You are the great and mighty God, creator and sustainer and life-giver.

Please help us to remember You!

Each day, draw us to You, write Your word on our hearts please Lord God.

You are our God, thank You for saving us.

Amen.

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