staying faithful to him

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staying faithful to him

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call sky and land as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, empowerment and affliction. Choose life so that you and your descendants may stay alive,
Deuteronomy 30:20 care about Yahveh your God, obeying him, and staying faithful to him. Because he is your life, and he will prolong your days as you stay in the land Yahveh swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

staying faithful to him

God’s covenant with Abraham is linked to his covenant with his descendants via the law of Moses. He had promised Abraham a land, and now that promise is fulfilled for his descendants. He had promised a future posterity, and the Israelites are part of that posterity. He had promised Abraham a blessing, and that blessing is being poured out on his descendants. But all of these promises are conditional for the Israelites. Neither the land, nor the blessing, nor their own continued existence is a given. They have to choose every promise for themselves.

It is the same for the new covenant. There are numerous blessings for us in Christ. But we must take hold of every one of them by faith, and demonstrate that faith with faithfulness. The faithfulness of God is not at issue. The question of the hour is whether we who are called will be faithful.

Lord, we are prone to wander. Take our hearts and seal them. We plead for faithful hearts.


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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