lesser and weaker

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lesser and weaker

Deuteronomy 4:36 He let you hear his voice from the sky to instruct you. He showed you his great fire on the land, and you heard his words from the fire.

Deuteronomy 4:37 Because he cared about1 your fathers, he chose their descendants after them and brought you out of Egypt by his presence and great power,

Deuteronomy 4:38 to take possession from nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you in and give you their land as an inheritance, as is now taking place.

lesser and weaker

I have been considering the record of the Mosaic covenant and mission as an analogy of the new covenant and Great Commission for followers of Christ.

I noticed in today’s text that the Israelites were lesser and weaker than the nations they were called to replace. They were to possess the land because of God’s compassion and grace, not their superior wisdom or strength.

Such is the case with us, Christian. Our Lord did choose us based on any quality that we already had without him. We are saved by grace. If we gain anything spiritually it is from him. If we have strength, it’s his strength.

Lord, keep us from the prideful lie that we were chosen because of our inherent goodness or faith. Our faith in you is from you.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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