This week is the last of a three-week series titled “Lest we forget”. Deuteronomy chapters 6, 7, and 8, will be our text.
The key verse is Deuteronomy 6:12, which states, “Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”
The children of Israel are getting ready to go into the promised land. Moses wants them to remember what has taken place in the last 40 years. He does not want them to forget.
This week we will look at Deuteronomy 8. God’s final challenge and rebuke.
WHAT GOD WILL DO (8:7-10)
“For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.”
God tells the children of Israel about the land. It is a good land with an abundance of food, water, and minerals. He tells them they will not lack anything. Then He tells them they will bless the Lord for the good land God has given them.
We also live in a country of abundance. Food, water, shelter, minerals, and transportation are all in abundance. Do we take this as God’s provision or just take these things for granted? We need to remember that all we have comes from God! We should be thanking God daily for His love, mercy, and grace. Also, for the great abundance He has showered upon us.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001