Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Deuteronomy 12:8

"Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is aright in his own eyes."
Deuteronomy 12:8

In this scripture, God is getting ready to bring the Israelites into the promised land, and clearing the land of the idolatrous people who lived there previously.  He gives them his law, instructions on how to live, and in the course of dong that, this verse.  I think that it is pertinent to us today because God does the same things in our lives in a lot of ways.  He has individual plans for each of us... he leads us to promised lands, he clears the way for us, and he gives us instructions about how to live.  This scripture was also a cross-reference from yesterday's scripture about kindling your own sparks.  And I've been thinking about that a little bit more.  Maybe kindling our own sparks is sort of a humility thing... doing things God's way, keeping that thought in mind all the time.  It is easy to get into little spats with the people we hang out with everyday, or be appalled by the rudeness of someone where we're shopping or eating or walking... but doing things God's way means even in those situations, we need to have the spirit, love other people, and remember who God asks us to be.  Today, let's try to do what is right in God's eyes.

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