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Devotions Not my Way, But His–and Lives in Freefall

We have a tendency to “bend” God’s principles to fit what we want to do. But for us, as for the Israelites, God makes it clear that if we want His blessings, we must not add or take away from His Word.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers gives you. You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

We need to obey in His way, His timing and with a willing heart. We can only do this if we are daily communicating with Him through prayer and meditating on His Word.

Help me, Jesus, not to try to fit You into my life choices, but that my life will reflect a heart that knows and follows You. Amen.

Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

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