Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

Today’s thought

“To know what was in your heart”

(April 24)

All our readings today are memorable ones; they challenge our contemplation! The words,

“man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD”

should be familiar to us as words Jesus uttered when faced by the tempter in the wilderness. Jesus was quoting from today’s Deuteronomy reading, they are part of Moses last message, his exhortation, to (us) his people before he dies!

Moses tells them,

“you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years”.

Do we remember how he has led us through the wilderness of this world – its wild godlessness? Part of God’s leading in the wilderness was to provide them with manna. But we are surviving and coming through our wilderness because of the “word of God” – not because of the manna – yet only those who fed on the manna every day were still alive to know this. And so it will be for us.

Moses reminds those about to enter the promised land of how God supplied “water out of flinty rock” and

“fed you in the wilderness with manna … that he might humble you and test you to do you good in the end” (8:15,16).

The testing was

“to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not” (verse 2).

It is a valuable study to look at the way the words ‘try’ and ‘test’ and ‘prove’ are used in the Bible; by our actions we show what is in our heart.

There is a ‘punch line’ in the next chapter (9)

“know therefore, that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people” (verse 6)

“it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is driving them out from before you” (verse 4).

In the New Testament we are told time after time that it is because of our faith, not because of anything we do, that God will bring us into his kingdom! But remember how James wrote saying, we show the reality our faith by what we say and do, read James 2:22-24.

Let us all remember how the LORD has led us in our lives up until today; and what has been revealed to us on that journey, so as

“to know what is in your heart”?

Moses exhortation is certainly for us too!

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Additional reading

  1. Facing our existence every day
  2. Open your heart
  3. God doesn’t call the qualified
  4. Keep your heart on the right path
  5. Sow and harvests in the garden of your heart
  6. Willing to do and we willing to learn everything that the Elohim has spoken
  7. Reading to grow and to become wise concerning the most important thing in life 2 Prophetic and poetic writers
  8. Coming to understanding from sayings written long ago
  9. Mishmash of a legal code but importance of mitzvah or commandments
  10. Bible, sword of the Spirit to come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man
  11. People Seeking for God 5 Bread of life
  12. Food as a Therapeutic Aid
  13. Daily portion of heavenly food
  14. Scepticals of the Bible
  15. Pascal’s Possibility
  16. A heart in the right place and brightly burning faith
  17. Let us not forget it was God who chose us
  18. Being in tune with God
  19. The works we have to do according to James
  20. Deuteronomy 4- Is God in Close Proximity?
  21. Our life depending on faith
  22. A Living Faith #3 Faith put into action
  23. The Mountain: Radical Love
  24. It is a free will choice
  25. Your life the sum total of all your choices
  26. Failing Man to make free choice
  27. Purify my heart
  28. Obeying the King
  29. It’s Time real lovers of God to Stand and Speak Out!

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Related

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  3. Mar 27 Not by bread alone…
  4. SMS 145 Matthew 4:4
  5. Sundays in Lent – Wednesday of Holy Week
  6. Aligning our hearts with the will of God
  7. Strengthen Me According to Your Word
  8. All Hope Lost And Gained
  9. Covering for the obedient
  10. The Word of God discovers our condition
  11. The Way of the Righteous

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