Deuteronomy ~ The Lord Your God Will Fight For You ~ 2 August 2015
This week we are looking at Deuteronomy 2 and 3 where we hear a little more of Israel’s time in the wilderness, yet, when all the men of war have died, the Lord tells them to be on the move once more towards the Promised Land. As they are directed by the Lord in every way, they are reminded of the Lord’s faithfulness and provision, time and time again.
There is no reason whatsoever for Israel to doubt the Lord as they face any opposition, nor to disobey him – it is the Lord himself who fights for them. In fact, as the sobering judgment of the Lord against their own leader, Moses, emphasizes, they have all the more reason to believe the Word of the Lord and obey him.
This story of the people of God is in fact OUR story. It contains the early chapters of the Lord’s great redemption plan and his covenant love for his people. Hearing this story reminds US of the Lord’s steadfast faithfulness and provision and that we too are called to respond him in obedience and faith.