Deuteronomy 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
Every Olympic competitor will tell you who the most important people are at the competition. Their parents and siblings may come to cheer them on, and these are very important people in their lives. Without them it’s very likely they would not be who they are, nor, where they are in life. Their coach will be at the sideline giving them last minute advice on how to compete. The fans and spectators give them encouragements as they challenge others in their sport. Yet every contender knows, they are not performing for any of these people. They are keenly aware of where the judges are, and what they want to see. These judges will reward them if they do well.
In today’s reading of Deuteronomy, Moses has reminded the Children of Israel once again that their God, and that God alone will be the judge of how they live their lives. In Deut. 10:17-18 it says; “For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: He doth execute the judgment …” This means He is the only judge. He has all the power and does not show any partiality to one person or another. Also, you can’t bribe this judge. To receive reward Deut. 11:27 says; A blessing, if ye obey…” Deut. 11:28 says; “And a curse, if ye will not obey…” He is the judge, but the choice is yours. Blessings or not, it’s really up to you.
Don’t misunderstand. Being good doesn’t gain you entrance into heaven. These conditions were for God’s children. John 3:7 says; “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” Without Christ, you face a different type of Judge.
Which judge will God be for you?
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