Deuteronomy 29:1–30:20; Luke 11:37–12:7; Psalm 78:1-31; Proverbs 12:19-20
Choose His Will
He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations. So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire; They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel. – Psalm 78:27-31
How often do I thank God that He did not give me my own desires when I whined, complained, or pitched a tantrum? How often have my desires been contrary to His? Too many to count. His plans are always best. When will I learn that? Thank You for Your mercies Lord and as David said in Psalm 131, helping to wean me, from me.
This phrase rattled me a bit – They were not estranged from their lust. Basically it is something you desire so much that you aren’t willing to separate yourself from it. It can be anything food, people, activities, or even mindsets.
Lust – an overmastering desire or craving
Estrange – Alienated; no longer in a friendly or affectionate relationship
Lord, help me separate myself from anything that could even possibly be defined as a lust, craving, or something that would distract from my relationship with You and Your will for my life. Help me to guard my heart and convict me when I start to whine, complain, or any such thing as that. Thank You for Your Word that guides me and teaches me. Thank You for Your Holy Ghost that brings conviction that leads to repentance. Thank You for sending Your beautiful Son, Jesus, that I can live and worship and honor eternally. I love You Father!!! and I say and ask this all…In Jesus Name. Amen!!!
Choose Fear (of God)
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. – Luke 12:2-7
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.- Proverbs 12:20
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. – Deuteronomy 30:15-20