Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bread For The Journey



Deuteronomy 1:6-8 (NASB) 
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, ‘You have [a]stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Turn and set your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the [b]Negev and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. See, I have placed the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to them and their [c]descendants after them.’
I know that I have often stayed at 'my mountain' too long when I needed to leave and journey on. This mountain can be fear, discouragement, depression, and many other things which keep us from growing in the Lord. Our life becomes a rut and we know we have been at this mountain too long and that we need to move on. 
Moses was preparing the people to enter the promised land. In this text God tells them it's time to leave this mountain and journey on to other areas. They have received their instructions and it's time to move out of the wilderness and learn other lessons.
We can learn from this as well and be willing to move from 'our mountains', that we won't miss opportunities to show God's love.

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful thoughts.I can think of a mountain or two that I should be moving away from.

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