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regathered and returned

Deuteronomy 30:4-6 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 30:4 Even if your exiles are at the end of the sky, Yahveh will gather you and bring you back from there.
Deuteronomy 30:5 Yahveh your God will bring you into the land your fathers took possession of, and you will take possession of it. He will cause you to prosper and multiply you more than he did your fathers.
Deuteronomy 30:6 Yahveh your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your descendants, and you will care about him with all your heart and all your throat so that you will live.

regathered and returned

This regathering and return speaks of more than just a restoration of Israel to the land. It speaks of a new covenant with circumcised hearts and throats — and a prosperity that is more than that first experienced when they entered the land. All of these promises were given just as the Israelites were entering the land for the first time. God knew that they would fall away, and Moses knew. These words reveal that God would redeem his people again — not from slavery in Egypt, but from exile due to their own rebellion.

Lord, you redeemed us from the consequences of our sin by the death of Christ on the cross. We have covenanted to follow Christ and glorify you by obeying his commands. But we have failed to do that. Regather us and bring us back to the place where we can glorify you.

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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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