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Bringing Delight to God

Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 30:1-32:47

My selection: Deuteronomy 30:9b

For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers,

 My reflections: It’s easy to forget that the Lord takes delight in His people when they walk in His ways. He has warned them about the dangers of complaciency and compromise that allow the culture of pagan nations to seep in and seduce them to idolatry and unfaithfulness. He has promised that He will restore them when they repent and turn back to Him. But He also tells them, through Moses, that He will delight in prospering them no less than He delighted in Abraham , Isaac, and Jacob.

The thought of God delighting in prospering me is almost beyond comprehension. I take it on faith. It should spur obedience that has double motivation: to avoid the wrath of God and to bring joy to Him.

My challenge: Is your obedience motivated only by fear or is it also motivated by love? Fear of God is essential but so is love for God. Let your obedience today be prompted by love for God that longs to bring delight to Him.

Tomorrow’s reading: Deuteronomy 32:48-Joshua 2:24

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