As the Israelites end their wilderness wandering and prepare to enter the promised land, Moses asks them to renew their covenant with God. As a part of that process, he reminds them of all that God has done for them during the past 40 years. The God they are once again promising to serve has shown who He is by His actions. Now the Israelites will have a new opportunity to respond to his faithfulness.
Questions for further thought:
1. Do you tend to expect God to come through for you or to let you down when you need Him most? Where does this belief come from?
2. How has God shown his faithfulness to you this past year? This past month? This past week?
Challenge: The Israelites used to build monuments to help them remember God’s faithful acts. There are ways for us to do the same ranging from the very creative to the extremely simple. If you haven’t already established this practice, consider how you and your family can keep a record of God’s faithfulness you can draw upon when facing future challenges.
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