Deuteronomy 32:26-27 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 32:26 “I would have said: I will cut them to pieces and blot out the memory of them from mankind,
Deuteronomy 32:27 if I had not been intimidated by provocation from the enemy, or thought that these foes might misunderstand and say: ‘Our own hand has prevailed; it wasn’t Yahveh who did all this.'”
A small thread kept the Israelites dangling under the protection of God almighty. That thread was not their righteousness or faith, but God’s desire to protect his own reputation. He had committed himself to the Israelites. It was his glory at stake.
Oh, brother and sister, we need to run to our God and reconnect with him! May it never be that God is forced to keep us from obliteration by virtue only of his own reputation. May we give him many reasons to keep providing for us and protecting us.
Lord, we want you to be proud to announce to the world that we are yours.