Deuteronomy is our view into the final days of Moses’ journey as he led the Israelites to the promised land. These first two chapters provide a clear look back at the history of the cycle of disobedience, repentance, and deliverance that the Israelites were prone to living in. Moses reminded them of their lack of faith and likewise the complete faithfulness of God. They had been traveling toward the promised land for forty long years, a trip that should have taken eleven days. A delay caused only by their lack of faith and subsequent disobedience. However, their sinful hearts didn’t keep God from fulfilling the promises He’d made generations before.
This spoken history of the Israelites journey, strikes in my heart a conviction. A conviction to take time reflecting on the continuous faithfulness of God in my own history. So often I spend time fussing about with a heart bent toward frustration. In the midst of these moments I tend to ask God when He will make things right or when He will provide this or that. When really, what I should be doing is taking time to look back on all the ways God has shown His faithful love and provision in my walk with Him. As Moses sought to remind the people of the implications of their sin and the greatness of God’s glory, I challenge you today to take time to reflect on God’s goodness in your own life.