Deuteronomy starts by telling us these are Moses’ words to all of Israel before they entered the land of Israel. Moses himself was not going to be able to enter because of his disobedience to the Lord. However, there was plenty of disobeying around, because this trip to the Promised Land which should have taken 11 days took 40 years.
It was a whole new group of people to which Moses talked this day because God had used the 40 years for the first group of people coming out of Israel to die out. The only ones to survive were those who actually trusted in the Lord and believed Him, Joshua and Caleb.
I wonder if we sometimes find ourselves going in circles because we aren’t trusting the Lord. Oh, we’ll tell people we do, but truthfully we have our own plans and beliefs we follow. Let us take this example and trust in God so that He can keep us on the straight and narrow path and not the long and winding road.
Keep my foot upon Your path, Lord,
Pastor Ron Kitchell