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Deuteronomy 32:36-39 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 32:36 Yahveh will indeed vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants when he sees that their strength is gone and no one is left – slave or free.
Deuteronomy 32:37 He will say: “Where are their gods, the ‘rock’ they found refuge in?
Deuteronomy 32:38 Who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you; let it be a shelter for you.
Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I alone am he; there is no God but me. I bring death and I give life; I wound and I heal. No one can rescue anyone from my power.

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Moses warns the Israelites that it matters who they trust in. At some point they are going to look around and discover that there really is no contest. God alone is God. All of the others are pretenders, who will not be around forever. All the sacrifices and worship to these false gods will mean nothing. At some point in the future, the only relationship that would give healing and life is the relationship with God.

So, Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” At some point in life, we will come to understand that all those other ways are the wrong way, all those other “truths” are lies, and all those other “lives” are death.

Lord, we seek you, because you alone are God.


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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