Deuteronomy 17:19 Know And Obey God’s Laws

It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees Deuteronomy 17:19

Every nation on the earth has volumes of books that contain laws pertaining to nearly everything in its nation. These are to be guidelines on how things work and what can happen if the commands are not followed.

The goal of the laws is to keep peace, harmony and control among the people.

Moses told the Israelites that when they get a king, he is to copy the laws of God and keep it with him to be able to honor God and obey His law.

With as many rules that a nation has, it is impossible for any one person to actually know every rule in the lawbooks. Having this many rules leads to chaos and confusion.

While the world has a lot of rules, God has a limited number of rules. It is short enough that a person can read all of them in a day on his own.

Although there are not hundreds of thousands of rules, the commands of God cover every area of life. Not only do they cover every area of life, they can also be summed up in two commands of loving God and loving others.

Regardless of whether a person is a leader or just a common person, one can know, understand and obey the laws of God. One must take time to study and know God’s commands throughout the entire Bible. The believer can also have the Holy Spirit to lead and guide him in the commands of God.

Doing this will help the believer to live his life for God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the commands of God; that God will strengthen you to obey His commands; that you will see God’s favor as you obey Him; and that God will build His kingdom through you.

The Fields Of Clon Miarth (book review)

Title: The Fields Of Clon Miarth
Author: Samuel Shciller
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Date: 2007
Pages: 241

The Fields Of Clon Miarth (book review)

This is the third book in the series Samuel Schiller wrote around the life of Evan MacKeth. In the previous book Evan had been a part of a major battle against the priests of Moloch and was seriously injured, but did survive.

In the opening of this book Evan is laying in a bed injured both in spirit and in body. He feels as though God does not care about him any longer and wishes that his life would end. He has no idea where Aine Ceallaigh (whom he has grown to love) is. Julian (the Holy Spirit in the form of a bird) urges him to get up and move forward.

Evan begins his journey to find Aine, but is led by God to go a different direction, though he does not know or understand why, but knows he must follow God’s leading. Julian goes a different direction, leaving Evan on his own.

Aine had been captured by another man who loves her, but does not believe in, nor serve God. Although he is rough at times and is on the enemy’s side, he protects her.

Throughout the entire book there is a lot of battles against the goblin army described in great detail. It goes between battles that Evan is in, Aine is in and other important characters. The goblin army is much greater than the human army. Many die or are wounded on both sides.

Throughout this story one can see that there is to be a reliance upon God’s leading through His Holy Spirit. Often the characters are placed in nearly impossible situations and miracles occur.

Without giving away too much of the story, there is enough fighting going on in this story that if it were made into a movie, it would most likely be a rated R movie. I will not give away how the battle ends in the end as to which side won or lost.

If you love to read high level action and battle stories, this book will be an excellent read. I also recommend it for any believer to be encouraged to do battle against the spiritual forces at work in our lives and the world. God is the God of the impossible and it shows up very well in this story. This story is also continued in more books to follow.

Deuteronomy 9:23 Do Not Rebel

And when the Lord sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, “Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. You did not trust him or obey him. Deuteronomy 9:23

Very few people actually like to be told what to do. Most people like to be free and be able to do what they want, how they want and when they want to do it.

As a result, most people will rebel against authority and refuse to obey the commands.

Moses reminded the people how God had given them a command to take possession of some land, but they rebelled against God refusing to trust or obey God.

Being rebellious against sinful or wrong leadership can be a good thing, but most often people are rebellious for personal, selfish reasons and choose to rebel against God. People want their own way. Believers can often become rebellious against God in choosing to follow the ways of the world rather than obey God.

God’s first desire is to never destroy or harm a person. His love is so great that all He wants to do is bless and build up a person. In order to do that God will guide and direct the path of a person to accomplish His goal. This means that He will give commands that need to be followed.

No matter what the command is or how crazy it sounds, the believer must be willing to trust God with all of His heart, soul and mind, knowing that God knows what is best. As he trusts in God, he must then be willing to obey God and not be rebellious against God.

Trusting and obeying God will bring about far greater results of life than rebellion and disobedience.

Regardless of where you are in your life, God has some commands for you to follow. He knows what is best for you to build you and to build His kingdom through you.

Do not allow the corrupt and sinful ways of this world cause you to rebel against God and not trust or obey Him. If God loves you so much to send His Son to die for you, He will only command what is best for you.

If you trust God for your salvation, trust His commands also and don’t be rebellious as some are.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God is commanding you to do; that you will obey God’s commands for you; and that God will strengthen you to not fall into the rebellious ways of this world.

Deuteronomy 8:2 God Tests You To Know Your Heart

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. Deuteronomy 8:2

Starting as a young child every person must take tests throughout their life. Tests attempt to reveal what a person knows or is able to accomplish. These tests can reveal mental knowledge, physical abilities, and character traits.

Although tests can be difficult and are often hated, they can reveal where a person needs to change or grow.

Moses reminded the people of how God tested them in the wilderness to know whether they would keep His commands or not.

Going through a difficult time of testing is very seldom the desire of anyone. It can be very scary and painful. Choosing the right answers can sometimes be mind-boggling or confusing.

Throughout the scriptures God teaches those who choose to believe in Him how He desires them to live their life to the fullest. Life lived this way is one of faith and trust in God alone. It is knowing that He knows the best way to live.

A person can easily say that he believes in Jesus, but it is much more difficult to obey His commands. The commands of God will often go against the ways of this fallen world.

God will purposefully place difficulties in the path of a believer to test him. He wants to see whether the believer will seek Him, obey Him and trust His word and guidance. These difficulties are not always meant to punish and never to destroy, but to build up, to reveal weak areas to be worked upon.

Testing will come to reveal what is really in the heart of a person.

From the moment you chose to believe in Jesus, God has revealed to you how He wants you to live your life. The basics of it is to love Him with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength.

Now that you know how you are to live, God will test you to find out if you have learned to live that way. Difficulties and testings will come into your life on a regular basis to see if you will continue to obey Him or if you will follow the ways of the world.

Make the choice to pass these tests perfectly.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God requires of you; that you will choose to always obey all of God’s commands; and that you will trust God in times of testings and difficulties.

Deuteronomy 5:33 How To Be Prosperous

Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:33

Thousands of books and websites are everywhere that talk about how to be prosperous. People will pay thousands of dollars to find out how to be prosperous. They are looking for the magical trick to build their wealth, along with being able to live longer.

As people purchase all of this information, very few actually gain any real wealth or become prosperous. Or they get prosperous for a short moment, then go back down again.

Moses told the people to obey all that God had commanded so that they may live and prosper with long lives in the new land.

Financial gain appears to be very good and prosperous when one sees or immediately upon receiving it. However, financial gain often disappears very quickly. It also brings a lot of fear and uncertainty with it. It is an elusive gain that fades as fast as one receives it.

Rather than seeking to be physically prosperous with money, the believer must seek to obey God in everything that He commands. Obedience to God brings about perfect love, joy and peace, regardless of the situation and gives purpose to life here on this planet. These are things that nothing can take away or destroy and will last for eternity.

Every command God gives is meant to bring a full and abundant life to the believer. Unlike some who think God is out to destroy them, God desires to give a full life to each and every person.

No matter who a person is, where he lives, or his family line, he can have this full life, if he is willing to obey God in every way.

God has a plan to give you a full and prosperous life. This life may not look like what the world is seeking, but it is one that cannot fade, rot, be stolen or lost. In order to gain this prosperous life all, all you need to do is obey God in every area of your life.

Allowing God to be your ruler will ensure that you live the perfect and prosperous life that the world cannot find or understand. Seek God and not the temporary things of this fallen world and you will have a prosperous life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will strive to obey every command of God; that God will give you the strength to trust and obey Him; that you will see the prosperity in obeying God; and that you will know the peace and contentment you can have in obeying God.