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Ministry of Failure
Deuteronomy is a book of remembrances. Moses is rehearsing with God's people all the
things that God has done for them and in them during the past years. In Deuteronomy 8:1-3:
1All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. 2And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. 3And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Then he goes on to describe what perhaps could happen to them after they have entered the land
and have forgotten the goodness of the Lord.
14Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; 16Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Some time ago late on a Saturday night I needed to make a trip to the supermarket that stays open 24 hours a day. I was a little hesitant to go because of the way I looked. It was a Saturday and I had taken that day to catch up on all those handyman jobs I had let go around the house. I hadn't shaved or combed my hair and had on some old dirty jeans, an old, leprous t-shirt, and some old soiled, cr ...
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