Empty words? (Deuteronomy 32)

After singing a song warning the Israelites not to turn against God, Moses said them,

Take to heart all these words I am giving as a warning to you today, so that you may command your children to follow all the words of this law carefully. For they are not meaningless words to you but they are your life…(32:46-47)

How do we see God’s words in our lives? Do we see them as words we can take or leave as we see fit? Too many Christians live that way. The parts they like, they accept. The parts they don’t like, they reject.

But Moses tells us, “These are not just meaningless, empty words. They are your life.”

To reject God’s word turns us into people lacking sense, with no understanding at all. We think we are wise, but in fact we become fools. (28)

So let us take God’s words to heart. Follow them, no matter what our culture or others may try to teach us. And even more importantly, let us pass his words on to our children. His words are our life.


About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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