In our passage today, we see the Covenant that the Lord has made with Israel be renewed in the land of Moab. In the beginning of the passage, Moses reminds Israel of all that the Lord has done for them. He has delivered them from Egypt and other nations to prove that He is God.
Verses 10-15 are critical because Moses tells everyone who is in the camp that this covenant is for them. The covenant was with the whole nation of Israel, but it is also for each individual. Each person of the nation of Israel is thus responsible for keeping the covenant.
The verse that really caught my eye was verse 21:
“And the Lord will single him out from all the tribes of Israel for calamity, in accordance with all the curses of the covenant written in the Book of the Law.”
This verse is talking about someone who has started worshiping other ‘gods’. What really stuck out is the fact that God can call out the sin of one person who has fallen away from worshiping Him. God knows when we are worshiping Him or something else. Thinking about that should scare us, because so often we worship ourselves or things of the world instead of God. Nobody should want to be called out by the Lord for being unfaithful to Him as He says He will do in verse 21.
How often are you worshiping yourself or the things of the world? Will you take time today to repent of that sin?
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice