“O Israel, be quiet and listen! Today you have become the people of the Lord your God. So you must obey the Lord your God by keeping all these commands and decrees that I am giving you today” (Deuteronomy 27:9-10, NLT).
Israel was preparing to enter the promised land when Moses made this declaration to the Israelites.
Although the Israelites were already God’s people, each time they affirmed themselves to be God’s people and renewed the covenant with God, they became God’s people in a fresh, new way!
When we reaffirm our commitment to God, then it’s like beginning a new relationship with Him. So, shouldn’t we recommit ourselves to the Lord daily?
God is the God of today!
But, we like to make Him the God of the future, of tomorrow…
Tomorrow I will start reading the Bible and praying more.
Tomorrow I will have more time to help at church or serve in ministry.
Tomorrow I will start being a better Christian.
With us, it’s always later. With God, it’s right now. It’s today!
“If only you would listen to his voice today,” (Psalm 95:7) the Psalmist implored us and the Hebrew writer reiterated (Hebrews 3:7).
We must reaffirm our relationship with God and receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit daily so sin does not slip into our lives and so we can persevere in our faith in God.
Because, your eternal life starts today!
“You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ” (Hebrews 3:13-14, NLT).