Tag: Deuteronomy 1:29-32

Rejoice that God Carries Us!

Scripture reading for February 16th:  Numbers 34-36, Deuteronomy 1-2

Key Scriptures:  Deuteronomy 1:29-32  “Then I (Moses) said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.  The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as He did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the desert.  There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until your reached this place. In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God.”  

In Deuteronomy, Moses is recounting the history of the Israelites deliverance from Egypt and God’s dealings with them in their unbelief.  God had been patient with them, even though most rebelled.  This had cost those 20 years old or more to die in the desert, except for Caleb and Joshua.  God had led them through the desert experience and carried them to the door of their inheritance!

Rejoice in the victory of Jesus Christ:  Jesus Christ, our ‘Joshua’, carries us into our ‘rest’ and promised inheritance!  “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)

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