Who Hallows Who?

Read Deuteronomy 32:44-52.

Have you ever thought about what you might be missing out on because you choose not to hallow God?

Surely Moses did not think his actions would cost him a trip to the Promised Land.  He was after all chosen to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Sadly, he allowed his emotions, his anger, his pride to strip him of that privilege.  God has many privileges we are destined for. But just like Moses, we can jeopardize those privileges by carelessness in not honoring, recognizing, acknowledging God in all we do.

Father God, who deserves all praise, Forgive our transgressions against you.  Lead us back to your path of righteousness. In Jesus’ name we come to you. Amen.

The phrase “careful to observe” is an indication of effort on our part to stay in lock step with God.  Not that we work to earn our salvation or standing before God, for that’s a gift of God.  Rather, we work to maintain a right connection with God.  All relationships require effort.  Our relationship with the Lord is no different in that respect.

Think about your human relationships.  If you never call your friend or make plans to visit them or only call when you want something, how long would they stay your friend? Probably not for very long, as you didn’t give them any time to cultivate a friendship, and when you did call it was out of selfish ambition.

God wants us to talk with Him every day, throughout the day.  He wants us to remember He is with us always.  His word tells us not to lean on our own understanding but acknowledge Him in all we do.   When we do acknowledge Him, we hallow Him as He deserves.

Lord, may you be hallowed this day and always.  In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

©Elizabeth Marks author of ThinkOnItBibleDevotions.com and BeingWomenOfInfluence.com has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word.


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