“And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live” (Deuteronomy 8:2-3).
Today’s Morsel: When we read the account of the children of Israel’s deliverance, we see that they spent 40 years in the wilderness because of the hardness of their hearts. If they would have been obedient to God and the man that He had chosen to lead them, they could have made the journey much sooner. Prior to their entrance into the promise land, Moses did a recap for them so that they would remember the things that God had done for them so that they would not forget. This was a new generation. Most of the older generation had died in the wilderness. And so he felt a need to recap what had happened. He told them that God had lead them the 40 years they were in the wilderness, because God wanted to see what was in their heart. But none the less, he said, God lead them. God provided for them all the while He was leading them. If you ever feel as though you are in the wilderness, God is still leading you. It may be His way of humbling you, proving you, and seeing what is in your heart; just remember that the steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord, and He delights in his way.
Sing: I’m following Jesus one step at a time, I live for the moment, in His love divine. Why think of tomorrow, just live for today, I’m following Jesus, each step of the way.
Thought For Today: The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord and He delights in his way.