June 28, 2018

Deuteronomy 34:1–4 (NLT) — 1 Then Moses went up to Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab and climbed Pisgah Peak, which is across from Jericho. And the Lord showed him the whole land, from Gilead as far as Dan; 2 all the land of Naphtali; the land of Ephraim and Manasseh; all the land of Judah, extending to the Mediterranean Sea; 3 the Negev; the Jordan Valley with Jericho—the city of palms—as far as Zoar. 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have now allowed you to see it with your own eyes, but you will not enter the land.”

It is easy to read these verses and miss out on quite a wonderful miracle that the Lord performed. Before when I read these verses the idea I formed in my mind was that Moses, because he was on the top of a mountain, was able to look out over the land and see what was visible to his eyesight. However God was showing him all of the land that He was giving to Israel. Apparently the land many miles away God brought up close so that Moses could examine it. I bet the view was absolutely spectacular. God doesn’t need Google Earth or 3D glasses or virtual reality goggles. There is no limit to what God can do.

I believe these verses were put here in scripture to remind us that nothing is impossible with God. If we need to see something God will open our eyes. If we need to experience something God will make it happen. If we need to know something God will reveal it to us. The key for us is to stay in close fellowship with God and not let our faith be shaken.

Philippians 4:19 (NLT) — 19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

A real good reason to stay reading the scriptures is that new insights into the nature and character of God happen all the time and I want to get in on them:)

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