Remember God’s Eternal Plan

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 31:30–32:9 Remember the days of old. (32:7) The preacher was concluding his final sermon. The 40-year wilderness migration was at an end. And he composed an epic song for the occasion. It’s full of God—his attributes, his loving, providential care for his chosen people. And it’s a recapitulation of the history of their redemption. “Look back,” implored the preacher, “and remember what God has brought you through. “Many struggles. The journey has not been easy. You’ve encountered …

More on Remembering the Less Fortunate

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 24:17-22 Remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord . . . redeemed you. (v. 18) Moses had more to say to his people about helping the needy and the poor: the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow. Four times in these six verses these unfortunates are referenced. Ministering to them always begins by remembering how you have been blessed by God. He redeemed you. You who were spiritual paupers have become rich through …

Remember, Blessing Carries Obligations

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 15:4-8, 10-11 Open your hand to [the poor] . . . For this the Lord . . . will bless you. (vv. 8, 10) Obedience guarantees divine blessing (vv. 5-6). But divine blessing obligates the redeemed believer to remember the poor (vv. 7-8, 10-11). The Lord through Moses said to his people, “You have received much. Share generously. You have been redeemed, delivered from bondage, set free. Remember those who are still impoverished and imprisoned. “Remember your …