Scripture reading for March 6th: Deuteronomy 10-13, Luke 3
Key Scriptures: Deuteronomy 10:12-15 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require 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 keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding your today for your good? Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Yet the Lord set His heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.”
Moses told God’s people that God had chosen them to love and serve Him. God, who made heaven and earth and owned all of it, loved them and made promises to their fathers which He would keep. In light of this, a response of love and obedience was natural, required, and proper!
Luke 3:8-9 (John the Baptist) “Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Prayer: Father, thank You for the love You show through Jesus Christ. I respond with holy awe and offer my imperfect love and obedience. Amen.