"You are now about to … dispossess nations greater and stronger than you … The LORD your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire … he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out." – Deuteronomy 9:1, 3 NIV
As the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land, Moses gave them a realistic glimpse of what they would face. They would face not just opposition, but they would also face nations that were great and strong. His purpose was not to frighten them but rather to prepare them and give them insight into the challenges ahead.
They also needed to realize why it was important to obey and trust Him and to believe Him if they desired victory. They were not to be afraid, for He would go before them “like a devouring fire.”
Like the Israelites, we may face people who seem greater and stronger. Our challenges can seem impossible. Our obstacles can seem overwhelming. In these situations, the Bible reminds us why we must never be afraid even if we face giant problems. Instead, we continually must trust in God and have faith that He goes ahead of us into every situation.
The Bible assures us that God wants us to receive more of His blessings and be victorious in every situation. Don’t be discouraged no matter the size of the opposition you face. Don’t give in to fear even if the challenge seems impossible. Believe His Word, and remain faithful to His call. Remember, He is going ahead of you into every situation. Commit your way to Him. Trust Him to lead you to blessing and victory!
PrayerFather, I believe You want to grant me victory. I commit myself to obey You in every situation. Thank You for Your blessings. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingDeuteronomy 9