Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Deuteronomy 18:13-15 -- On Being Perfect with God

"Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;"
Deuteronomy 18:13-15

The idea of perfection with the Lord here is one that we hear elsewhere in the scriptures too.  The idea that we shouldn't seek elsewhere to know about the future, but only look to God for that information.  Instead of witches and wizards and people who say they can divine or predict the future by observing the signs in the heavens, God has sent us prophets, including the great prophet predicted here, Jesus Christ.

Today, let's be perfect with the Lord.  Perfectly loyal, perfectly steadfast, perfectly focused on what he would have us do.  If we maintain that focus, we won't get distracted and wander off the path.  We'll be happier, and we'll bring more joy to the world. :)  Let's listen to the prophets, and keep the spirit with us, so that we can always have God's guidance.

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