God of the sky and the land

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God of the sky and the land

Deuteronomy 4:39 Today, recognize and keep in mind that Yahveh is God in the sky above and on the land below; there is no other.

Deuteronomy 4:40 Watch his prescriptions and commands, which I am giving you today, so that you and your children after you may prosper and so that you may live long in the land Yahveh your God is commanding you for all the days.”

God of the sky and the land

Many of the nations surrounding Israel acknowledged the existence of a sky god, but chose to serve and sacrifice to idols representing lesser deities. Perhaps they thought that these beings could be more easily manipulated by their ceremonies, taboos and rituals.

But the Israelites were challenged to believe and live out a pure monotheism. The one God made both the sky above and the land beneath. He is the only God they need. By following the instructions of the God in the sky, his people would prosper on the land.

Lord, you are all sufficient, and all we need.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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