Deuteronomy 29-30; Mark 16

So that (you) would know he is the Lord your God.

“You have seen with your own eyes everything the Lord did in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to his whole country— all the great tests of strength, the miraculous signs, and the amazing wonders. But to this day the Lord has not given you minds that understand, nor eyes that see, nor ears that hear! For forty years I led you through the wilderness, yet your clothes and sandals did not wear out. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other alcoholic drink, but he gave you food so you would know that he is the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 29:2-6, NLT.

Moses tells the people. He reminds them of what God has done for them.

Provider.

They stand as a witness to family and foreigners.

10 All of you—tribal leaders, elders, officers, all the men of Israel—are standing today in the presence of the Lord your God. 11 Your little ones and your wives are with you, as well as the foreigners living among you who chop your wood and carry your water. 12 You are standing here today to enter into the covenant of the Lord your God. The Lord is making this covenant, including the curses. 13 By entering into the covenant today, he will establish you as his people and confirm that he is your God, just as he promised you and as he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 29:10-13, NLT.

Even those far from the Lord, who return to him, will experience his mercy. A witness of his goodness.

11 “This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand, and it is not beyond your reach. 12 It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’ 13 It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’ 14 No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.” Deuteronomy 30:11-14, NLT.

A risen savior. The women were witnesses of an empty tomb. Filled with fear and bewilderment, they went to tell the disciples what they encountered. Jesus shows up too.

15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved.” Mark 16:16-16a, NLT.

Even those far from the Lord, who return to him, will experience his mercy. A witness of his goodness.

19 When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 20 And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs. Mark 16:19-20, NLT.

So that (you) would know that he is the Lord your God.

Courtney (66books365)

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One response to “Deuteronomy 29-30; Mark 16

  1. God goes to great lenghts to prove His love for us, His goodness to us, and His mercy over us. All this so that we can know and love Him!

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