Seize the Moment – Day 618

Give Thanks for God’s Provision and Protection!

Deuteronomy 2


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, November 25. Happy Thanksgiving!


In remembering where we have come from to where we are now, no matter what may be facing us tomorrow, we have much to give thanks for today because “God is good and His lovingkindess is everlasting” (Psalm 136)!


Psalm 136 recounts the goodness of God to the nation of Israel and after every historical episode you hear this refrain, “For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”


Deuteronomy 2 retells a segment of the epic journey of the Israelites from Mount Seir to the Transjordan where two-and-a-half tribes would ultimately settle. It is a theological travel log with the aim of emboldening the younger generation to trust that God will keep His word and do His part in the conquest of the Promised Land.


The following are two promises for which they needed to trust God:


1) Provision. Moses recounted God’s provision throughout their wanderings in the wilderness in verse 7: “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.”


2) Protection. Moses detailed how God either gave them favor with the nations as they wandered through the desert or He gave them the nations, as in verse 30: “But Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass through his land; for the Lord your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, in order to deliver him into your hand, as he is today.”


Don’t just believe in God, believe God! God always provides for that which God promises! Give thanks for God’s provision and protection!


Seize the moment and give thanks to God in every circumstance of your life for His lovingkindness is everlasting (1 Thessalonians 5:18; Psalm 136).


Have a great day! Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you!

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