There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that sovereignty overrules them, and that sovereignty will s … More
Although Edom, Ammon and Moab had harassed Israel God would not give Israel their land (vv. 16-19-23). Instead they were instructed to bypass their nations and let God take care of them. However, the situation changed with Sihon and the Amorites (vv. 24-25). The Amorites under King Sihon’s leadership had driven out the Moabites from this section of land and had taken over. Moses sent messengers to Sihon with words of peace (v. 26) but Sihon rejected the proposal and was hostile toward Israel (vv. 30-36). God then told Israel to completely destroy Sihon and his people.
By worldly standards, Israel’s army was not very powerful but Israel had God on their side. He told Moses that he would make the enemy nations afraid of Israel (v. 25). This meant that Moses no longer had to worry about his enemies because his enemies were worried about him. In fact by the time Joshua was ready to enter the land, the news of Israel’s invincible march had already gone before them (Josh 2:8-11).
God often goes before me in my daily battles, preparing the way and overcoming barriers. I need to keep in mind that God has a sovereign plan for my life and it is wise for me to follow Him where He wants me to go. When He says for me to go I need to move and when He says stop I need to stop.
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Deuteronomy 1:19-31Fearful to Enter The Land
Deuteronomy 1:32-46The Penalty For Israels Rebellion
Deuteronomy 2:1-15The Journey From Kadesh-barnea to Moab
Deuteronomy 2:16-37What it Means to Have God on Your Side
Deuteronomy 3:1-11King Og Defeated
Deuteronomy 3:12-29Living With The Consequences
Deuteronomy 4:1-10An Exhortation to Obedience
Deuteronomy 4:11-20Worshiping Other God’s is Forbidden
Deuteronomy 4:21-31The Consequences of Neglected Warnings
Deuteronomy 4:32-40The Lord is God
Deuteronomy 4:41-49Three Cities of Refuge
Deuteronomy 5:1-21The Ten Commandments
Deuteronomy 5:22-33The People Afraid of God’s Presence