Trust in God’s Plan for Good

Deuteronomy 2:9 Then the LORD said to me, “Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.”  One of the most challenging questions we face in this world is...

The Opinions of Others

Deuteronomy 1:17 “Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God.”  There is an importance of not being afraid of criticism in the pursuit of truth. In Moses’ instructions to the judges that he appointed to help lead the nation, he said, “Do not be afraid of...

From a Source of Love

Deuteronomy 1:1 These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab.    Moses opened his first speech by rebuking Israel. After only a few...

What Seeds Do You Sow?

Psalm 126:6 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.  Israel has spent much time weeping as they sow the seeds of a new country. Some of those sacrifices have come in the form of working long days in...

Be On Guard Against Gossip

Proverbs 26:20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. It’s human nature to be curious about a juicy piece of information. People want to be in the know, and they want to hear all about who did what or said what.  Proverbs teaches us the...