Daily Archives: September 22, 2010

You don’t have to figure it out on your own

Deuteronomy 28: 9

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways. NIV

There are 14 verses in this passage of the Bible.   I’ve found seven reminders not to worry here … almost one for every verse in the chapter so far.  This is the eighth.

We aren’t here on our own … God is with us, we are his people.

And, we don’t have to figure everything out by ourselves … God has a plan, and he has shared with us our role in it.

We are to follow His commands, seek to do His will, and trust in Him for our safety and our security.

The Message translates this verse, “God will form you as a people holy to him, just as he promised you, if you keep the commandments of God, your God, and live the way he has shown you.” MSG

Walk in his way … live the way he has shown you.  I want to do that.  I want the blessings that come from that.  I don’t want the worries of trying to figure this out on my own.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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