Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
"Lessons in the Wilderness"
Text: Deuteronomy 2:7
"For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” ’
The Adventure of "Lessons in the Wilderness," is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Moses is reflecting on this 40 year adventure of Israel's rebellion and God's Provision. From the slavery of Egypt to the promised land of Canaan was an 11 day journey. It took 40 years to get to Canaan because Israel had lessons to learn, in order to "prepare them" for possessing their land of promise.
God has blessed Israel's obedience and corrected her disobedience; and through all these Lessons in the Wilderness God has been with them and they have lacked nothing!
These Lessons had the goal of proving their Love for God by their obedience - and their Dependence upon God by their trust in Him alone.
Israel is an object lesson for you and I; we too have Lessons in the Wilderness to prove our Love for God by our obedience and our Dependence upon God alone by our trust in Him alone.
Jesus said: "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love."(John 15:10)
The One we Love Supremely is the One we Trust Supremely.
Like a branch in the True Vine you and I 'lack nothing' because we 'abide in His Love' by our obedience and dependence upon Him Alone!
Hear the Mandarin Chinese translation of Psalm 23:1
"Because the Lord is my Shepherd Person it is impossible for me to want anything."
This is what you and I learn from our Lessons in the Wilderness with our Lord and Savior! You and I are 'being prepared' to rule and reign with our Commander and King in our Land of Promise Forever! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side
Jesus and Billy