Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. (Deut. 11:18-21)
God repeated His directive to Israel that His Word was to be kept, guarded and obeyed, by His people. It was to be rightly divided, taken in and followed as their foundation and their guide to life. He had given them His very words and they were to honour Him and His Word in every aspect of their lives in obedience unto Him. God wanted His Word taught to others, both the stranger and the descendants of the children of Israel, that all might know and believe in Him. Israel was promised prosperity through obedience in the land they would soon possess if they kept His Word.
God is not a genie who gives us what we want when we ask for it, but our Lord and Master who expects repentance, faith, and obedience to His Word. He calls His people to rightly divide the Word of Truth, established faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary through its accounts, and obedient living in Him the life we are meant to live through its commands. To the Christian, His commands are not grievous, but joyful and purposeful in directing His people in the work of the Lord. For those who are not in Christ by faith through grace, God’s commands show them their need of Him to be holy and righteous and their need to repent and be born again.
God has sent those who are His and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.