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BASIC SCRIPTURES Devotional 30 October 2023

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Bible Reading:

Deuteronomy 4:1-9 (KJV):

1 Now, therefore, hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baalpeor; for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
6 Keep, therefore, and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."
7 For what nation is there so great who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon Him for?
8 And what nation is there so great that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life, but teach them thy sons and thy sons' sons.

1 Peter 5:8 (KJV):

Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Devotional Message for October 30, 2023:

The scriptures from Deuteronomy and 1 Peter offer essential guidance and reminders for our journey of faith.

In Deuteronomy 4, Moses is instructing the Israelites about the importance of keeping God’s commandments and not adding or subtracting from them. He emphasizes the significance of their faithfulness to God’s statutes as a testimony to the nations around them. Their obedience and wisdom in following God’s ways would set them apart as a blessed and understanding people. This passage highlights the idea that obedience to God’s Word brings blessings and serves as a powerful testimony to the world.

In 1 Peter 5:8, we are warned to be sober and vigilant because the adversary, the devil, is actively seeking to devour us. This verse underscores the reality of spiritual warfare and the importance of being spiritually alert and grounded in our faith to resist the devil’s schemes.

As we reflect on these passages, here are a few key takeaways:

  1. Obedience and Testimony: Just as the Israelites were called to obey God’s commandments and serve as a witness to the nations, our faithful obedience to God’s Word can be a testimony to those around us. Let our actions and faithfulness be a light that points others to God.
  2. Spiritual Vigilance: In a world where spiritual battles are real, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and sober-minded. The devil seeks to disrupt our faith and lead us astray. Stay grounded in your faith, resist temptation, and rely on the strength that comes from God.
  3. Passing the Faith: Deuteronomy 4:9 emphasizes the importance of teaching God’s ways to future generations. Let us take this to heart and be diligent in passing on our faith to our children and grandchildren.

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As you go about your day on October 30, 2023, remember the value of obedience, the reality of spiritual warfare, and the importance of being a testimony for God. Stay vigilant in your faith, and let your life reflect the wisdom of following God’s ways.

BASIC SCRIPTURES Devotional 30 October 2023

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