DEUTERONOMY 33

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Deuteronomy 33:27

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD!

 

THE SHELTER OF HIS PRESENCE - "The eternal God is thy refuge."

 

THE SAFETY OF HIS PROTECTION - "...and underneath are the everlasting arms;" (Just as performers at the circus often use a safety net, we have the Lord as our safety net to catch us when we fall.)

 

THE STRENGTH OF HIS POWER - "...and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them."

(See Deuteronomy 33:25)

 

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Deuteronomy 33:25b

STRENGTH FOR TODAY

 

You have probably noticed that some days require more strength than others do.  There are easy days and there are hard days. For most of us, today will be one of those hard days. Therefore we need to remind ourselves of a special promise from God tucked back in Deuteronomy 33.

 

"...and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."

 

A day is a 24 hour capsule of time.

We all have a certain number.

Some have more days, some less, and no one knows how many they will have.

Some days require much strength, because much is happening.

Some require not as much strength, for not as much is happening.

The God who gives "us each day our daily bread" is also the God who gives us each day our daily strength.

When much strength is required much strength is given. When only a little strength is required, then a little strength is given.

 

"...and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."

 

One man who proved this promise to be true was David.  He had many different days and God gave him strength for each one. We will have the same types of days that David had.

 

DAYS OF PREPARATION - He spent many days isolated from others while watching his father's sheep. Perhaps it is then when he first thought of the 23rd Psalm. He was alone much with God. God was able to prepare him for the adventures that would follow. It was here that David learned that God could be trusted for strength. 1 Samuel 17:34-37

 

DAYS OF PRESSURE - David faced the pressure of facing the giant. 1 Samuel 17:20-58

 

DAYS OF POPULARITY - David went from being unknown to being well known. 1 Samuel 18:5-7

 

DAYS OF PERSECUTION - There were two great times of persecution for David. Saul persecuted him. 1 Samuel 18:8-11 and many other passages show this.  His own son, Absalom, also persecuted David. 2 Samuel 15-18

 

DAYS OF PENITENCE - David's best known sins were his affair with Bathsheba and murder of Uriah. David was given the strength to repent. 2 Samuel 11-12, Psalm 51

 

DAYS OF PROBLEMS - David had various difficulties with his general Joab, other kings, and the people. Yet through all of this David was given strength to handle the problems.

 

DAYS OF PROSPERITY - David used his wealth wisely when he was rich. 1 Chronicles 28.

 

DAYS OF PARTING - David died victoriously. He went into the presence of God. 2 Samuel 12:22-23, 1 Chronicles 29:28, Psalm 116:15.

 

 

 

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