our end of the contract

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our end of the contract

Deuteronomy 27:1-3 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 27:1 Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, and this is what he said: “Watch every command I am giving you today.
Deuteronomy 27:2 When you cross the Jordan into the land Yahveh your God is giving you, set up large stones and cover them with plaster.
Deuteronomy 27:3 Write all the words of this instruction on the stones after you cross to enter the land Yahveh your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahveh, the God of your fathers, has promised you.

our end of the contract

The words of the covenant were so important to God that he commanded the Israelites to put them on large stones so that they would be visible reminders. These stones were not to be worshiped. They were to stand as reminders of the contract the Israelites had with the Lord. The land itself — with its abundant agriculture — would be a reminder that God was keeping his part of the agreement. The words would remind the people to keep up their end.

God is blessing us every day with his abundance and life to enjoy it. We need our Bibles to remind us that our God expects us to keep covenant with him. The Bibles themselves can become idols, so we should always be careful to value the relationship with God the books help build, rather than the physical books themselves.

Also, bibles are not “basic instructions before leaving earth.” Like the stones at the Jordon crossing, the Bible is designed to help us live on this side of eternity.

Lord, show us how to use our bibles to keep up our end of your covenant with Christ.

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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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