Deuteronomy 3 & 4: Who Will Fight For You?
Verse of the Day: (3:22) Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.
1. Fight (3:1-29)
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. (3:28)
God through Moses reminded Israel to be strong, and fear not, and that He shall fight for them and they shall eventually possess their Promised Land. In fact, this was Moses’ last service before he passed his leadership to Joshua, and his prayer to God was that he would be able to enter the Promised Land. However, God denied Moses’ prayer, because he had disobeyed Him, when he struck instead of speaking to the rock, so that water flowed out of it, and Israel could quench their thirst. Even though Moses did not enter the Promised Land, but God promoted him to the perfect Promised Land, Heaven! Indeed, let us pray according to God’s will, and though our prayers maybe denied, let us remember that He knows best what is best for us. Even though God shall fight for us, and grant us victory, yet we must on our part work hard in everything, whether be it our study, career, ministry, etc. Finally, let us put on God’s armour, and let Him fight for us, and we shall surely overcome the Devil and temptations, and claim His victory. (Ephesians 6:10-19)
2. Forget (4:1-13)
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons; (4:9)
God through Moses commanded Israel never forget to teach His Ten Commandments and all His related laws to all his descendants so that He shall richly bless them. In fact, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is from the line of Israel. Indeed, let us teach our children and future generations, and bring them up in God’s nurture and admonition, so that He shall bless us with His perfect peace and prosperity all the days of our lives! (Ephesians 6:1-4)
3. Fire (4:14-49)
For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. (4:24)
Even though Israel had yet to cross the river Jordan and fight with their enemies, God through Moses already warned them never to take Him for granted, and rebel and disobey Him, otherwise He shall judge and discipline them, and they shall fail in their inheritance of their Promised Land. Indeed, God is a consuming fire, and a jealous God, and He desires that all His people trust and obey Him so that they shall have great victory over the Devil and temptations, and always enjoy His rich blessings. Indeed, whom God loves, He chastises, just like a father chastises his children for their good. (Hebrews 12:6-11)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You shall fight for me in everything as I trust in You.