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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"And now, O Israel..."

"And now, O Israel..."

And now.

Now.

What is Moses saying to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 10:12 with those simple words? I think it's pretty obvious. Now is the time to stop being a "stiff-necked" people! Now is the time to stop being rebellious! Now is the time to worship the One True God, who rescued them from Egypt and took care of them in the desert.

Now!

The whole verse says:

"And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it." (Deut. 10:12-14)

All these years later, God is not asking anything more of us than He did of His own people!

Now is the time to love God with all our hearts!!

Now is the time to stop living selfish, disobedient lives!!

Now is the time to acknowledge that your life belongs to God! He created you for His purposes!

And now, O Israel!

And now, O America!

And now, O human race!

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