This day with God will be amazing as we read Deuteronomy 27 and carry out His plan for us. In today’s passage, Moses and the elders of Israel told the people of the plan as they cross the Jordan into the Promised Land. A solemn ceremony would be held to renew their pledge to God. They would celebrate blessings on Mount Gerizim and acknowledge curses on Mount Ebal. These mountains are west of the Jordan River about 35 miles north of Jerusalem.
The blessings would be received if God’s commands were obeyed but curses would result if His commands were not obeyed. These curses are similar to the Ten Commandments in that they were statements of Law inscribed on stone. They were different than the Ten Commandments in that the Levites would recite them and the people would respond.
The covenant in Canaan was more about actions done in secret. The areas of life violated in the covenant had more to do with our relationships. Our affiliation to God, to our parents, and to each other.
To step ahead towards victory, there is the need to be creative and do things no one else can do. In our journey of faith, there is a need to step ahead of hate, iniquity, and other corrupting influences in our life that keep us down. We need to desire authenticity, sincerity, and the certainty that God provides.
I’m reminded today of a book I read recently called, “Courage Beyond the Game” about the 1969 Texas Longhorn football team and a player named Freddie Steinmark. The team used an offense known as the wishbone. Once this offensive scheme got going, no one could stop it and they won the championship. In the years to follow, many other teams adopted this offensive system.
In recent times, churches have been challenged because of Coronavirus. For months, they have had to come up with ways to continue to meet together. Many use software to meet virtually. The below photo is my iPhone showing an app that my church developed. You can download the free app in the App Store or on Google Play. Look for First Waco.
We can use technology to make a positive impact on our life. Just a click away are scriptures, sermons, Christian blogs, and uplifting music. Available from any place or any time just by using our phone.
This day with You Lord, we receive Your plan for us. We come to You in prayer to ask for help in the execution of this plan and for us to see the victory ahead. To step ahead of hate, iniquity, and other corrupting influences in our life. Let us be honest with ourselves by reflecting on the past and gaining the edge over these negative things that hold us back so we return to doing what makes us victorious.