Deuteronomy 26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Most children while growing up, look to their parents as their greatest encouragers in life. Whenever any accomplishment was achieved, it was the praise of mom or dad that added the perfect touch of completion and satisfaction. In your young mind, they were the ones who knew the most about everything. When they said, “Good Job,” or “Child I am proud of you,” any toil and time you’d put into mastering this victory in life felt worth it. The people you loved most in all the world, have just put their stamp of approval on your life. The touch of love and approval have reached deep within to your very soul. (P.S. I never grew out of the desire for my folks to say well done. No matter who else praised what I did, their approval always touched me more. I sometimes miss that today.)
Deut. 26:13-15 is a prayer to God. They have fulfilled all that was expected of them. They have taken care of those in need around them, offered the tithe due to God with joy in being able to do so, and they have remembered the word of God and done them to the best of their ability. Now, as a child looking to a parent for that approval, they look to God and say, “Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel.” In essence they are saying, “God, did we do ok? Was what we have done pleasing in your sight?” They were praying for that touch only a Heavenly Father could give.
We all need a touch from God. We need to know we’re doing ok, and we’re pleasing in His sight. In Rom. 8:16 it says; “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” He’s God’s touch to your soul.
Have you thanked God for His touch?
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