not like Egypt

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not like Egypt

Deuteronomy 11:8-12

Deuteronomy 11:8 “Watch every command I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong enough to cross into and take possession of the land you are to take possession of,

Deuteronomy 11:9 and so that you may live long in the land Yahveh swore to your fathers to give them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 11:10 You see, the land you are entering to take possession of is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated by hand as in a vegetable garden.

Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land you are entering to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys, which gets water by rain from the sky.

Deuteronomy 11:12 It is a land Yahveh your God cares for. He is always watching over it from the first to the last of the year.

not like Egypt

Moses warned the Israelites that they could not expect things to happen like they did in Egypt. When they were there, they had to water the crops they planted by carrying water from the river. But the land they are going to live in will be too vast for that method. It will depend on rain from the sky.

Fortunately, the sky God will be always watching over that land, because he cares for it. He will keep raining on that land, causing it to flow with milk and honey. The nations would see God at work among the Israelites and long for a god like that. God is going to bless us as well — for the same reason.

Lord, transform us, by renewing our minds, so that we can demonstrate the goodness of Christ to a world who needs him.

About Jefferson Vann

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