Israel was standing at the edge of the promised land


Deuteronomy 1:31 “And in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.”

Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Old Testament.
The word “Deuteronomy” means “second law,” as in Moses’ retelling of God’s laws.

Here in chapter 1, we see that Israel was standing at the edge of the promised land.
An entire rebellious generation had perished in the wilderness.

Now their children and grandchildren are getting prepared to enter the promised land.
So here, Moses is addressing the people one last time.

He reminded the people that through their long journey in the wilderness God had carried them as a father carries his son.

God led them into places where there was no food or water. Enemies attacked. People grumbled and complained.

But still,
where there was no food, God gave manna in the morning and quail at night.
Where there was no water, God sent water from a rock.
When enemies attacked, God fought on behalf of his people.
Their clothes didn’t wear out.
Their feet didn’t swell.

Though the way was not always easy, God carried His people as a father carries his son.

If we’re wandering through our own wilderness today, know that God is carrying you and
me.

We may not always recognize that God is carrying us through the midst of our difficulties and struggles.
But Remember,…..
At every moment, in every situation, God’s presence is there–even when we don’t see it.

When looking at so many examples in Scripture, we can see that Jesus walked with those people in the midst of their struggles.

That means He is there for us, too!

Whatever it may be, He’s there.
He’s listening, and He wants to fight for us.
Don’t lose hope, dear one.
God is near. He has not left us to travel the wilderness alone.
He is with us.

As a father carries his son, He will carry us.

Jooley Mathew Z
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