This day with God will be amazing because we have the opportunity to apply His principles and practices in our life; a chance to fulfill our obligation to our family and to our neighbors. We are anchored to His commandments by reading the Word each day.
Today, we are reading Deuteronomy 10 as Moses reminds the people that the tablets of the Ten Commandments had been broken out of anger after seeing the golden calf. Now Moses tells the people about going back on the mountain to meet with God for forty days.
He made an ark out of acacia wood and chiseled out two stone tablets. The Lord wrote as before on the tablets the Ten Commandments. This time, the tablets were protected because they were enclosed in the wooden ark.
The Ten Commandments are there for a society to follow. God loves all and shows no partiality (vv. 15-16). All are created equal; endowed with unalienable rights like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our attitude towards people is that all should have an equal chance for abundant life.
For all to have an equal chance to flourish, certain rules must be followed. In athletic events, all follow the same rules so each has an equal chance. There is a certain distance they run and the first to finish wins the prize or they jump over an object and the one that jumps the highest wins the prize.
We should not only take in the instruction from God’s word and obey the Ten Commandments but also pray for the ability to see others the way He sees them and pray for them to walk in His way. Our allegiance is not to idols like material things but to God so let us give praise to Him. Let us Love Him, walk in His ways, and serve Him with all our heart and soul (v. 12).
Lord, we are all wonderfully made by You and we praise You today because we have hope. With Your unfailing love, we can more than cope. We can look out at the blue water of a still ocean; the beauty of a sunset and this gives a spark to our emotion. We praise You in music, through art, and in everything we do. Give us a great start today with the right priorities. Provide for our daily bread and inspire us as we step ahead. Amen