THE BACHELOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD??!! I can't believe it and I know those girls can't either!! That's all I'm saying and embarrassed to admit that I watched it all! :) hahahaha!
Chapter 8 Don't forget! Remember! Take care! Be careful! Remember, remember, remember! Got the point of chapter 8?! :) Here's another long sermon from Moses warning the "children" with passion and consistency.... "take care to remember that the Lord God who gave you the land, also gave you the commandments to observe!" This is the major point here! There is danger in forgetting the Lord because they will forget how God provided for them in the wilderness. And they'll forget the Lord's commands because of the deceit in their hearts. They are about to have a life of abundance and prosperity. To forget the Lord and His commands is to send them into a life of worhsipping idols and gods...which will send them into a pit of destruction -- they will be destroyed like the nations before them if they forget!
Lesson learned: don't be complacent and think that you have it all going your way and not need God. God is always necessary for your life!!! :)
Chapter 9 Another but brief sermon from Moses preparing them to cross the Jordan River and enter into Canaan. It is not because they are righteous that they will they inherit the promised land. They will inherit it because of God...because God promised it to their forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They are to have courage and loyalty and obedience! These are their "prerequisites" for entering into the land. I don't think I ever realized that God had to drive out people that were already there in order to give them the land! God was serious about this!!! How did they not get it??!! Same way we don't always remember and get it today?! :) But the nations that were getting destroyed were full of wickedness and tainted with evil spirits. But they weren't getting the land because of their own actions...it was because of God's power, love, grace and strength. They were to be bold in the Lord and not be griped by fear. Remember, don't forget, that God is full of justice and mercy! He is God after all! They are to learn from their failures as a people and to boast in God and God alone--NOT in a golden calf!!!!
Chapter 10 Fear the Lord! Get your heart right and get rid of all the things that keep you from having a fulfilling spiritual life.....get your heart circumsized.......don't have a "heart disease" with God! Just let him be your doctor!