Moses is still delivering his sermon to the people and giving instructions for them as they prepare to enter the land. I can’t help but think about how this story ends up. The people do not follow all that God commands and end up disobeying God to such a great extent that he destroys the Northern Kingdom and sends the Southern Kingdom into exile. I can only wonder that if the people had obeyed the laws of God that the history of the Jews would be much different. I can’t help but wonder about us today. God has been plain to instruct us to serve Christ, the preach the gospel, to obey His commands. Jesus said that to love Him was to obey His commands (John 14:15). I wonder how much our lives could be altered if we would simply obey Christ in all things.
Tomorrow’s reading: Deuteronomy 27-30