Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Devarim - Reading #3

Devarim דְּבָרִים - Words

Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

Reading #3 - Deuteronomy 1:22–38

My Thoughts:

In verse 29 Hashem tells us not to be afraid when He sets us to a task. That “He goes before you”. What about this, don't we believe? He is true and trustworthy and all we need to do is trust in Him. I wonder why this is so hard. Even in my life today I feel like He has asked me to be involved in this huge pro-life project. We have to raise $250,000 to get a mobile medical unit on the road! It seems like so much money but for Him it is so small. We just have to be obedient and trust He will lead us to the right to people, and that He will move on people’s hearts. Amen! I just have to believe He is going before us!


Again the Israelites are scared and doubting why they left Egypt. Moses is retelling the story, and it is a story that has been told over the centuries! What we learn is that they left because Hashem called them and led them. He provided and saved them! He wants to get this message deep into our souls. He is the DELIVERER!

My challenge today to you is that you spend time thinking about this. If you are in a tough spot in life remember to pray, see His face and ask Him for deliverance. He is listening and He will work it out for you. Start praising Him for the results! Amen!

Reading #3 - Deuteronomy 1:22–38

1:22 You came near to me, everyone of you, and said, “Let’s send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come.”

23 The thing pleased me well. I took twelve of your men, one man for every tribe. 24 They turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out. 25 They took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us, and brought us word again, and said, “It is a good land which Hashem our Elohim gives to us.”

26 Yet you wouldn’t go up, but rebelled against the commandment of Hashem your Elohim. 27 You murmured in your tents, and said, “Because Hashem hated us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us. 28 Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our heart melt, saying, ‘The people are greater and taller than we. The cities are great and fortified up to the sky. Moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there!’”

29 Then I said to you, “Don’t be terrified. Don’t be afraid of them. 30 Hashem your Elohim, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all that He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness where you have seen how that Hashem your Elohim carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place.”

32 Yet in this thing you didn’t believe Hashem your Elohim, 33 who went before you on the way, to seek out a place for you to pitch your tents in: in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day. 34 Hashem heard the voice of your words and was angry, and swore, saying, 35 “Surely not one of these men of this evil generation shall see the good land which I swore to give to your fathers, 36 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He shall see it. I will give the land that he has trodden on to him and to his children, because he has wholly followed Hashem.”

37 Also Hashem was angry with me for your sakes, saying, “You also shall not go in there. 38 Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, shall go in there. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.