God's Word for Today
God’s Treasured Possession
Read Deuteronomy 25:1 through 27:26
Many people resist being told what to do. The idea of “commands” can carry a negative connotation. People resent commands because they view the commands as selfish demands that place a person under obligation to do something that he or she does not want to do.
Prior to releasing them to occupy the land of Promise, God commanded the Israelites to follow the decrees just issued by Moses. God passionately described His commands as more than a set of orders. God’s commands showed the mutual affection that existed between God and God’s people.
And the Lord has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands (Deuteronomy 26:18).
Through the sacrifice of Jesus, Christians are even more aware of the value God has placed on each human being. The Lord, through His Word, tells us what to do. We are to embrace the opportunity to express our love for God through obedience.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, help me to love You through obedience.
Quicklook: Deuteronomy 26:16–19
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