Deuteronomy 11 & 12: The Eyes Of The LORD
Verse of the Day: (11:12) A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
1. Egypt (11:1-9)
And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursed after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day; (11:4)
The main reason why God kept reminding Israel of how He had miraculously delivered them out of slavery in Egypt, and opened the mighty Red sea, so that they could cross dry to the other side, was because they kept forgetting His greatness, goodness and grace. Israel time and again failed God, but not once did He ever fail them. Indeed, let us always be thankful and grateful to God in everything, especially our precious salvation, that we are forgiven of our sins, and redeemed by His precious blood, and are spared from eternal condemnation, and bound for His home in glorious heaven. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
2. Eyes (11:10-32)
And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. (11:28)
God’s eyes were not just upon the Promised Land, that was filled with milk and honey, which He shall give to Israel, but they were especially upon the people of Israel, because He truly loved them. Though time and again, Israel rebelled and sinned against God, yet He always forgive them when they repented their sins, and returned to Him. However, God’s curse shall be upon them if they worshipped and followed the gods of the world, and refused to repent of their sins and wickedness, and believe in their God, the God of Israel, the true and living God. Indeed, God’s eyes are upon the righteous, and let us fully trust and obey Him, and He shall deliver us from all our afflictions. (Psalms 34:15-22)
3. Eat (12:1-32)
And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee. (12:7)
God through Moses commanded Israel to enjoy the food that they had offered to Him, and rejoiced for all their blessings from their hard work. However, they must remember that everything they had were from God, and that was nothing that truly belonged to them. God commanded them never to eat blood from their sacrifices, as it represented life, and truly life belonged to Him. Indeed, whatsoever we do, whether we eat or drink, let us do all for the glory of God, as He freely gives us all things to enjoy. (1 Corinthians 10:31-33)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that Your eyes are upon me, my family and my everything.