OceanSide church of Christ

Read devotionals for January 2023

February 1, 2023

Deuteronomy 1:34, 35 – And the Lord heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers.

Thought: There are several lessons in these two verses. First, man makes God angry when he rebels against God’s instructions. God told Israel to take the Canaan. They refused. “And the Lord…was wroth.” Second, our actions have consequences. We have the freedom to choose, but our choice comes with consequences. Israel rebelled against God. Thus, they were not allowed into the land of Canaan. Third, some opportunities only come once. Israel had their chance. Now a generation would died before another opportunity was given.

Hebrews 3:10-11

February 2, 2023

Deuteronomy 1:36 – Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the Lord.

Thought: Two of the spies stood against the ten who gave a negative report. One of them was Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He courageously stood before his brethren and encouraged them to take the land. He knew that if the Lord fought for them, they could not be defeated. Caleb’s obedience brought reward. He would endure the wilderness wanderings. He would enter the Promised Land. Too, he would be given a piece of the land. His children would also occupy that land. Moses said Caleb wholly followed the Lord. We must do the same.

Numbers 14:24