March 29

March 29

The Story of their Rebellions — Reviewing Israel’s rebellions & God’s redemption.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 9

Reading 2: Deuteronomy 10

Reading 3: Psalm 78:40-59

We know how rebellious we are – it is always easier to go away from God than toward Him, and when we read the accounts of Israel’s rebellions we do well to remind ourselves that there, but for the grace of God, we go too!

Moses (and Asaph in Psalm 78) document the repeated departures of God’s people from God’s instructions. They are many, frequent, and catastrophic, yet God continues to faithfully reach out to them and seek to lead them in His ways.

God’s redemption (on the cross at Easter) demonstrates His faithfulness, just as our rebellions demonstrate our sinfulness. Thank God that now there is a way to overcome sin, through Jesus, and we (who deserve to be dead for our sins) are now alive in Him.

Have a great day!

Mark.