2 Promises and 2 Instructions from God

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Life can imprison us.

Literally or figuratively, we can live with bars of despair surrounding us. Bills . . . Relationships . . . Poor choices we’ve made . . . Whatever it is, it can crush us and leave us broken.

God says no! Our purpose in life is greater than that. We have a future assured by his holy Word.

Deuteronomy 31:8 gives us 2 Promises and 2 Instructions from God to uplift us into a more fulfilling walk with Jesus.

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

This verse overflows with power and strength. It is a flood of upwelling goodness. We need to get caught up in its overwhelming goodness.

Look at it again. Read that first sentence.

“It is the Lord who goes before you.”

We can’t take a step that isn’t in the footsteps of our Lord. Praise God! That’s powerful.

Let’s look at our 2 Promises from God.

Promise No. 1:

“[God] will be with you.”

We are never alone. Even in our darkest times, God is beside us all the way.

Promise No. 2:

“[God] will not leave you or forsake you.”

Nothing you can do will drive God away. You are his child. He loves you. He is always drawing you to him.

Next, let’s cover our 2 Instructions from God.

Instruction No. 1:

“Do not fear.”

We can stand on the promises of God. Don't forget the two promises in this verse. God is bigger than any trouble that comes our way.

Instruction No. 2:

“Do not . . . be dismayed.”

God’s timetable is not ours. His ways are not ours. At times we won’t understand what he’s doing. He is still working for our good in all things that happen to us. We must trust him.

Our prison bars are shattered in the name of Jesus. We are freed to live powerfully for him. Our chance is now. It’s up to us to take the Savior’s hand and step out in his name.

Jesus is our chain breaker and powerful king. We are free in him.

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