Day 10: I trust You, Lord. You will never leave nor forsake me. Deuteronomy 31
All relationships are give and take: you give a little, you take a little. Some though, can be very one-sided. This is displayed in Deuteronomy 31 when God speaks later in the chapter.
In the beginning of this chapter, Moses is addressing the people. He's letting them know that he's going to die and Joshua would lead them on to land promised to them. He told the people not to fear because God will go with them in battle, and that God would never leave nor forsake them.
Later as he addressed Joshua, he told him the same thing: be courageous because God will never leave nor forsake you.
But as we go further in this chapter, God speaks to Moses and Joshua and tells him the exact opposite: He was going to forsake the Israelites. But back up a few scriptures. His people will forsake him first. They will do all the things He forbade them to do. They will serve other gods, and they will break their promise to God. In response, He will remove His favor from them. They will be conquered and devoured. And they were.
The point of this day's writing is not to say that our God is not a covenant keeping God. Instead, it's to say He's a God who makes promises but to receive them, you have to meet very simple conditions. You see, His promises are not for everyone. When you are no longer with Him, you are against Him, and His favor is not for you.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 KJV
You see, trusting God is a choice you must make. You can either do it yourself, or let Him handle it. You can't have it both ways.
You see, your relationship with Him is give and take as well. He gives His promises, you take them. You give Him you, He takes away everything that is not pure about you. He gives you favor, you take it. You give Him your trust, He takes every obstacle out of your way.
This relationship with Abba may seem one-sided because it is. He requires so little of us and yet gives so much! For every morsel of faith we have, He goes above and beyond to make it happen.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20 KJV
A mustard seed is a very tiny seed, but if you have that much trust in God, and don't doubt, then "nothing shall be impossible to you."
What will you do today? Will you allow God to stay near you, never being forsaken, or will you push Him away.
Choose this day what you will do.
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!