In today’s Scripture we see how Moses reminds his people of God’s Abrahamic promise and how He’s already starting to fulfill it. God is not just a promise maker but a promise keeper. Knowing and trusting that God is going to keep His promise of multiplying His children and bringing them to the promised land, they had to still take action in such faith. Moses shares with them that they need to appoint leaders over tribes, as judges, and in military. In. verses 16-17 he reminds them to be impartial in leadership, including over foreigners’ rights as they enter into the promised land.
This is a great reminder that we must not only trust in God’s promises but act on faith in such situations. Moses knew they must do something with God’s promise and that God wasn’t going to snap his fingers and they’d be there as an organized nation. We need to work in the same way for the promises God makes and keeps with us. Just because God promised to view us as holy with Christ representing us doesn’t mean we don’t pursue holiness ourselves. Just because God promises us the kingdom in Heaven, doesn’t mean we don’t do everything we can to advance the kingdom of heaven here on this earth right now.
Do you trust that God will keep His promises? Do you ACT on those promises as well?
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor