Devotional Bible Study: Walking With God | Deuteronomy 5:33.
Welcome to Day 16. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on Deuteronomy 5:33.
Read Deuteronomy 5:33.
You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.
Deuteronomy chapter 5 is so worth reading, it will give you the full context behind this verse! In this chapter, Moses was about to go be with the Lord, and the next generation of God’s people were about to enter the Promised Land. So, God, had Moses remind Israel of their covenant with God that they made at Mount Sini. He reminds them that God had made a covenant with them, face to face on the mountain in the midst of the fire. The term face to face does not mean “literal face to literal face,” but is a Hebraic figure of speech meaning “intimate, free communication.”
Moses reminds them about the commandments that God had given them. The people of Israel understood that God is holy and that they were not. They decided to do what the Lord their God told them to do. They promised to keep the law of God.
God was pleased with Israel’s response. Their response was evidence that they took Him seriously. This leads us to Deuteronomy 5:33, our verse today. There is a wonderful promise in this verse not just for the people of Israel but for us too. The promise that we all receive is that when we do what the Lord our God commands us, all will be well and our days will be prolonged in the land that we will possess.
That is quite a promise and join me below in our devotional as we unpack together the meaning of Deuteronomy 5:33.
What does walking in the ways of the Lord mean?
God wants us to surrender our hearts to Him and to walk in His ways that He directs us in. We read in our previous devotional on Micah 6:8 that God wants us to walk humbly with Him.
God is holy and He desires for us unholy people to walk with Him. God desires to have fellowship with us and that is why Jesus had to come to earth to bridge that gap that our sin made. Once we know Jesus and surrender our lives to Him, our unholiness is covered and we can have right standing with God.
God loves you. That is why He commands us to obey His rules. He knows that our lives will go much better if we obey the commandments that He has given. God wants us to wake up each morning and turn our thoughts to Him and to ask Him for His direction in our day.
You will learn to hear His direction as you read your Bible and study bible verses like we are doing right now and then prayerfully apply them to your life.
Walking Faithfully With God
God wants you to walk faithfully with Him. That means walking each day through the good ones and the bad ones. It means expecting God to give you the strength to walk through each day even when you think that you cannot take another step!
One of my favorite verses that constantly encourages me in my walk with God is Isaiah 40:31.
But those who wait on the Lord
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
When you surrender everything to God, your heart, mind, and will, then God can renew your strength. You have then given God permission to work in your life so that it may go well with you.
At the very beginning of this devotional, we talked about the people of Israel who had met ' face to face ' with God.
Can you imagine meeting God, ' face to face '?
At that time, the people of Israel didn't have literal ' face time ' with God but they had “intimate, free communication.” This was unusual. But you and I can have this intimate, free communication all the time with God because of the work of the cross.
God is calling you to walk with Him. He wants to have fellowship with you.
Are you walking with the Lord?
Are you walking faithfully with God?
Consider these questions during your devotional time and use the free printable prayer journal below to help you go deeper in your walk with God.
Today's devotional is based on Deuteronomy 5:33 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, Deuteronomy 5:33.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying
Thank you Father for Your mercy and grace. Thank you that You desire to have fellowship we me and that Your desire is that I may live and that it will go well with me. Thank you for the good plans and purposes that You have for me. Help me to surrender my walk to You and to listen for Your direction. Amen.
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