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The Bible Reading Club: Claim This! – These promises are for YOU (Deuteronomy 29:14-15)

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 28-29

Today’s Reflection: Deuteronomy 29:14-15

14) It is not with you alone that I am making this sworn covenant, 15) but with whoever is standing here with us today before the LORD our God, and with whoever is not here with us today.

As Moses renewed Israel’s covenant with God before they entered the Promised Land, he makes this statement.  This covenant was not only for those who stood before him that day centuries ago, but for whoever was not there either.  To understand this we have to see how the symbolism of Israel applies to each of us.

Israel was God’s chosen people, meant to glorify Him throughout the earth and to be the human lineage through which the Messiah would come. Israel was enslaved by Egypt but after crying out to God they were freed from their cruel bondage and led to the Promised Land.

You may not know this but you have been chosen by God to be one of His chosen people.  You are meant to glorify God throughout the earth, and your life is the vehicle the Messiah wants to use to come to those who do not know Him.  You have been enslaved by sin, but after asking forgiveness and crying out to God you have been freed from bondage to sin and into a life that leads to the eternal Promised Land.

Moses understood this, which is why he opens the door to anyone who desires to follow God, anywhere at any time, to also be a part of this covenant. This is one of many promises in the Bible that is for you.  Some are symbolic, some literal, but each promise in the Bible has something just for you.  Seek out the promises of the Word and claim them as your own.

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