This command that I give you today is certainly not too difficult or beyond your reach. It is not in heaven so that you have to ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven, get it for us, and proclaim it to us so that we may follow it?’ And it is not across the sea so that you have to ask, ‘Who will cross the sea, get it for us, and proclaim it to us so that we may follow it?’ But the message is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may follow it. See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity. For I am commanding you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commands, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live and multiply, and the Lord your God may bless you in the land you are entering to possess. (Deuteronomy 30:11-16)
When do you think God’s will, His commands, are “too difficult or beyond your reach”? How can remembering the nearness and the simplicity of God’s ways help you today?
Today’s Challenge: With each step you take today, choose to walk in God’s ways. With each person you meet, choose to love God by loving others. With each decision you make, including your attitudes and thoughts, choose to honor God’s instructions.