Remember How You Provoked the Lord

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 9:6-12 Remember and do not forget how you provoked the Lord . . . to wrath in the wilderness. (v. 7) The exodus was a glorious picture of Israel’s redemption. A miraculous deliverance from slavery and bondage. A mighty defeat of their pursuing adversary. It was to remind them always of their spiritual deliverance and salvation. God did it all! And now they were obligated to live as redeemed children in a dark world. But no sooner …

Remember to Tell Your Kids

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 11:1-7 Remember . . . that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the Lord . . . the things he did. (vv. 2-3 NIV) Through Moses God asked his people to consider just who exactly he was talking to that day: “In the course of your journey you’ve seen and experienced a lot. You’ve been a witness to the majesty of God exhibited through his outstretched and powerful hand. You’ve …

Remember Who Gets the Credit

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 8:1-2, 11-20 Remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart. (v. 2) The 40-year desert ordeal was nearing an end. Moses admonished the people to pause: “Look back and recall how God has led you. Ponder the lessons he’s taught you. Reflect upon the ways he has humbled you, admonished you, and disciplined …

Remember, No Fear When God Is Present

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 7:12-19 You shall not be afraid of [these nations] but . . . remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt. (v. 18) When problems increase and opposition mounts, fear frequently prevails, often crippling the life of a believer. Israel had passed through some tortuous experiences and faced some imposing enemies during their 40-year journey in the wilderness. Now they were within sight of the end. The promised land of plenty lay …

Don’t Forget God’s Blessings

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 6:10-15 When the Lord . . . brings you into the land . . . with great and good cities . . . houses . . . cisterns . . . vineyards . . . take care lest you forget the Lord. (Deut. 6:10-12) It’s easy to enjoy the gifts and forget the Giver. It’s always a temptation to focus on the blessings rather than on our benevolent and generous Father. But it’s also idolatry, and God …

Remembering Your Redemption

Bruce Fiol

READ : Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out. (v. 15) The incomparable leader, prophet, and lawgiver was nearing the end of his unprecedented career. He was preaching his final sermons. He knew it. God had told him. So Moses said to his people, “Remember who you were, from where you’ve come. You were slaves in Egypt. Recall the cruel taskmasters—unforgiving, sadistic. Remember the whips . …