But recognize today that the Lord your God is the one who will cross over ahead of you like a devouring fire to destroy them. He will subdue them so that you will quickly conquer them and drive them out, just as the Lord has promised. (Deuteronomy 9:3)
I’ve been reading through Deuteronomy and camping on some of the passages. Today I’m in the first section of chapter 9, titled “Victory by God’s Grace.” Verse three above really struck a chord in me today. I often read through these passages and visualize what the scene may look like. As you see above, Moses could have very well been standing on a simple rock to give this last impartation to the Israelites.
Many times I’ll breeze through a verse like this without imagining what that looks like today. We don’t need sandals and robes to take hold of this verse. We don’t need to wander in the wilderness for 40 years before this can apply. I think it’s actually a pretty simple question. Who are the “them,” in your life? I believe there are places that God wants to bring us to in order to fulfill His purpose in our lives. They are places of prosperity (not preaching the prosperity gospel here), purpose, and provision. They are often occupied by “them.” They are surely a target for “them” to come steal, kill and destroy.
We all live in this promise. God’s will always prevails. I’m thankful that He goes ahead and with us to take care of “them.” So, who is your “them?”
Breathe In & Smile Out,