provider and pretenders

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provider and pretenders

Deuteronomy 32:15-17 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 32:15 Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled — you became fat, bloated, and gorged. He abandoned the God who made him and scorned the Rock of his salvation.
Deuteronomy 32:16 They provoked his jealousy with illegitimate gods; they enraged him with repulsive practices.
Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed to demons, not God, to gods they had not known, new gods that had just arrived, which your fathers did not fear.

provider and pretenders

Moses’ song had just mentioned all the wonderful food and drink that the Israelites experienced at the hand of God after their long ordeal in the open country, once they arrived in the promised land. He described his nation as a person who was suddenly treated to a banquet after a long period of near starvation. The result was gorging on the feast, and abandoning the master of the feast. That is bad enough, but then Israel does the unthinkable. Israel sacrifices not to the provider, but to the pretenders, not to God, but to demons.

Lord, we acknowledge you as our one and only provider. Give us the wisdom to reject all those who would pretend to take your place.

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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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