everywhere, but not everything

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everywhere, but not everything

Deuteronomy 33:26-29 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the sky as your partner, the clouds in his majesty.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The God of old is your dwelling place, and underneath are the permanent arms. He drives out the enemy before you and commands, “Exterminate!”
Deuteronomy 33:28 So Israel dwells securely; Jacob lives untroubled in a land of grain and new wine; even his skies drip with dew.
Deuteronomy 33:29 How happy you are, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by Yahveh? He is the shield that protects you, the sword you boast in. Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will tread on their backs.

everywhere, but not everything

Moses taught that God is everywhere, but he is not everything. He rides the sky above and brings security in the land below. He’s the house you dwell in and the arms and shield and sword that protect you from harm. But God does not have this relationship universally. Israel has enemies, and God will drive out those enemies. Those enemies will fear the Israelites, and serve them, because of God’s particular relationship with Israel, through the covenant.

It is comforting as a Christian to know that God is everywhere I go. But is also comforting to know that I have a relationship with him through Christ that is unique. No other gods can give me that.

Thank you God, that you are everywhere, but not everything.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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