“…when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.— Deuteronomy 4:30b–31 NKJV
Are we seeking G-d out with all our heart and with all our soul?
In Deuteronomy chapter 4, Moses is talking to the Israelites. He is telling them that they will be turning away from the L-RD .
“When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger, I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed. And the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD will drive you. And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.— Deuteronomy 4:25–31 NKJV
How often do we take our focus off of G-d? If we are seeking Him out, our eyes will be fixed upon Him. We will set aside all influences that lure us away from Him. We will plunge into the depths of His Word to get closer to Him.
While Moses is telling the Israelites that they will be turning away from G-d, Moses assures them when they do turn back to the L-RD, He will not forsake them nor destroy them.
The L-RD is not a god of anger and destruction. He is One who loves us all and is there when we do go to Him. Regardless of what we have done, He is always willing to guide and direct us to Him and His ways. The key factor is seeking G-d out.
In my own walk with G-d, I regrettably admit that I have taken my eyes off of Him too many times, just as we have seen the Israelites do in Scripture. However, it brings me comfort to know that when I realize the error of my ways, G-d is there waiting for me, ready to take me back into His arms and guide me into the path that He has chosen for me. I often need to remind myself to keep focused on Him among the distractions that this world pushes in front of me. I need to seek G-d out with all of my heart. G-d needs to be the apple of my eye.
My son, keep my words, And treasure my commands within you. Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.— Proverbs 7:1-3 NKJV
Are you seeking G-d out? Are you searching for Him? Are you taking every thought captive1, and every plan to the Word of G-d to ensure that you are on the right path2?
Dear L-RD, please guide us into Your perfect will. Help us seek You out in all that we do. May our focus be righteousness unto You in every aspect of our life. Please help us not stray from Your Way, Your Law which protects us and leads us into Your Will for our lives. Thank You for not forsaking us, but instead loving us. Thank You for being our Redeemer, our Sacrifice.
Go and Seek G-d Out with all your heart today and everyday.
- 2 Corinthians 10:5 NKJV — “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”
- Psalm 1:2 NKJV — “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.” – The word meditates is also translated as plans, carrying the idea that his daily plans are filtered through the Word of G-d continually.