An interesting thing has been happening since I began my year with a “single resolution” to live expectantly, watching God work in me and in my life….
Many daily readings and devotionals seem focused on that one thing
Today’s verse is
“Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, [and] to keep he LORD’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?”
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 (NASB)
Keep the Lord’s commands – (I noticed it doesn’t say some, or the one’s I can, or those I think are possible) so the inference, the assumption, is that I will keep them ALL.
Another day I read about Job…
Job lost all of his material wealth and all of his children – yet this verse shows his singleness of vision
Job 1:21 (Job said)
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Notice the little word in the summary of Job’s trials:
Job 1:22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.
Reminds me of the Gaither song, Through It All…
Yesterday’s was from Genesis’ reading about Noah. He, if you recall, was the only one found righteous and that was defined in this verse:
Gen. 7:5 And Noah did according to all that the LORD had commanded him
Noah’s rarity was found in that little three letter word – all.
I certainly cannot claim that. I wish I could. I want to… and yet I feel with all earnestness that God is prodding me moment by moment to give him
Pondering what all should mean to me, I looked up that little word in the Bible.
A topical lookup of the New Testament alone brought over 4,000 verses (challenges/commands/encouragements) with the word ALL.
I think I’ll be working on this one for a while.
Romans 8:28 is my fav ALL verse