Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 29:14-15

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 29:14-15
"Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
But with him that standeth here with us this day before the Lord our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:"

I sat and pondered on how this verse applies to me. I wasn't there that day, but the covenants that were made, I would one day make too. This is why I must liken the scriptures to myself. All the words of God apply to me.

Day 757

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 28:63

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 28:63
"And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiple you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it."

This chapter starts with all these lovely blessings that God's holy people will be blessed with for keeping his commandments. Then it follows with the cursing if they stray from his commandments. It was rather to terrifying to contemplate. This made me think of the scriptures referring to a two-edged sword.

"Behold, I am God; give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore, give heed unto my word. (Doctrine & Covenants 12:2)

He can divide asunder my enemies but just as quickly swing that sword back at me if I forsake him. I think I know which side of that sword I want to be on. I want to be worthy of His promised blessings, and having him fight my battles for me.

Day 756

Friday, April 21, 2017

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 27:18

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 27:18
"Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen."

The other day as I was reading Deuteronomy 24 I pondered on how I would not be punished for another person's sins. Today I thought about how I am cursed if I do cause others to sin. When a person is at their spiritual weakest they may not see when another presents them with false doctrine, causing them to stumble. The person that cause them to stumble will have that on their head. It would also be required of the person who stumbled to account for their sins. So there are two things here with the scriptures. Don't cause others to be misled, and stay spiritually strong so others cannot lead me astray.

Day 755

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 26:16

Today's Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 26:16
"This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul."

I love this. This made me ponder on how I'm not just to keep the commandments, but do it will all my heart and my soul. I have seen over the years how keeping the commandments have changed for me. I looked upon them as restrictions and bondage. Now they bring peace to my heart, reverence and love for God. I have gratitude for how they bless my life, and the protection they bring. There has been a change of heart and attitude in keeping the commandments. It's almost like keeping them seemed dead inside without my heart in them. What an interesting observation I wasn't even aware of until now.

Day 754