Bible Study 3/22/10
Reading Passages: Deuteronomy (chapters 16-34); Joshua (chapters 1-2); Psalm 105
"The Lord your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul." Deut. 26:16
Just before his death, Moses delivered his last speech to the people of Israel, naming both blessings and curses for their actions. For the Israelites to receive the many blessings, they were only required to do one thing in return: they must follow the covenant agreement set for them. The Old Testament law gives many laws and regulations, but Deuteronomy makes it clear that the law was meant to penetrate a person's heart. In order for us to have a true heart change, the law has to become part of our inner attitude. When the Lord asks for obedience, it should be based on love, and not a sense of duty.
"As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." (Proverbs 27:19)
My prayer for you today is that you will be filled with the joy of living an abundant life that Jesus Christ so freely offers! Let us begin by allowing our hearts to be molded by Him.