STAYING FAITHFUL

Have you ever wondered whether someone would be faithful to you?You cannot force someone to do this ,they have to be willing!

Faithfulness is the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something and putting that loyalty into consistent practice, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the case of married couples,to be faithful to your spouse means being loyal unconditionally,especially sexually.

As we approach the end of Deuteronomy,we realize that Moses is about to exit the scene-to die.

 

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We see that the Lord already knows that the Israelites will leave him.

Deuteronomy 31:16

16 And the Lord said to Moses: “Behold, you will rest with your fathers; and this people will rise and play the harlot with the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them, and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.

This brings me to think,when God looks at us now,what does he see in us?We see here that the Lord can foretell our future behaviour from our current behaviours.

The Lord knew that the Israelites would soon forget Him,

Deuteronomy 31:20

20 When I have brought them to the land flowing with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat, then they will turn to other gods and serve them; and they will provoke Me and break My covenant.

 

One thing that worries Moses about the Israelite’s,is whether they will be faithful to God.

The Israelite’s had rebelled against the Lord while he(Moses) was still alive,he wondered how much more they would rebel after he died.

Deuteronomy 31:24-27

24 So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished, 25 that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying: 26 “Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there as a witness against you; 27 for I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. If today, while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the Lord, then how much more after my death?

There was a benefit to the Israelites when they followed the commandments.

Deuteronomy 32:46-47

46 and he said to them: “Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe—all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.”

The benefit was a long healthy life.Who doesn’t want that?

Moses gives us an example of a faithful servant of God.

From the time that the Lord called him when he was taking care of his father in law’s sheep,to the time that he brought the Israelite’s just next to the promised land,Moses had been walking with God.We can see that he stayed faithful from the beginning to the end.He completed the mission that God gave him.The people he was leading were not easy people,they were stiff necked and rebellious.Despite the Israelites rebellion,Moses stayed faithful.

What is keeping you from staying faithful to God,or your spouse?

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May the Lord richly bless you.

Stella.

 

 

I have linked up with these wonderful sisters,

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth
A Little R & R

Tell Me a Story

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11 thoughts on “STAYING FAITHFUL

  1. Hello Alene,
    I am so glad that you have been encouraged to stay faithful. Trust in God,He will lead you to the right path.Through his Holy Spirit,He will help you to stay faithful. God bless you.

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  2. God is always faithful and we can rely on Him. It is sad that He knows that our flesh is weak and at times we will fail Him. The children of Israel were always sliding backwards into idolatry and sin. They are a picture of todays world. May we guard our hearts and minds in this evil hour we live in to keep holy before God in all areas of our lives. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  3. Hallo Andrew,
    Thank God you have decided to not go back.Its great that you have recognized the Almighty God even during your last(hard)moments.As you stay faithful to God,I pray that He may remember you.Thank you.

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  4. Faithfulness is a gift, and the fact that God gives it to us is amazing, of course we should be faithful back Thanks for sharing with the Cozy Reading Spot

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