Monday, September 27
Delight and Obey
Nehemiah 9:15-38 You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger and brought water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you had sworn to give them...
think about it.
What do you learn here about God's character? About the people of God? What has God been consistent in doing? How have you experienced God's faithfulness?
The Levites retell in great detail the story of God bringing the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt to the Promised Land. As I took in this story I was reminded once again of the similarities between our attitudes and actions today and those of the Israelites way back. Two verses really hit home for me. "So they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in your great goodness. Nevertheless, they were disobedient and rebelled against you and cast your law behind their back. . ." (verses 25-26).
So what can we do to make sure we aren't falling into this same mindset of taking advantage of God's goodness but disregarding His instruction and guidance? In other words, how can you delight in God and at the same time obey? Tami W.
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