ASH WEDNESDAY – FOLLOW THE LAWS OF THE LORD
As a people of God, we have an obligation to follow the will and the way of the Lord. Far too often we speak so lightly on the fact that we live under grace and not the law. Thanks be unto God we do live under grace, but we cannot ignore the commands and laws of the Lord. Today’s devotion speaks to us about the need to follow the laws of the Lord. Our scripture lesson is Deuteronomy 30:16.
“For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands decrees and regulations by walking in His ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.”
In this passage, the people are told if they follow His rules and regulations, they will live an abundant life and be blessed as they occupy new land. In this chapter, we also see the people have a choice between life and death. They can choose life, or they can choose death. The Lord also assures them that when they choose life and live according to God’s ways, the Lord will surely bless them. They are to love their God with heart, soul and mind. They have a decision to make and we have a decision to make between blessings and cursings. When they choose the blessings, they will be able to live in the land their fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gave to them. God has given us a blueprint for life. Prayerfully we have chosen life.