It’s Wednesday! It’s week 5 of our Word Wednesday Challenge. Welcome to Deuteronomy. (By the way, I had to take a little pause before I wrote this, because I channel-surfed onto the most the most epic movie scene ever written: the iocaine powder dialogue from The Princess Bride. Just thought I’d share.)
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)–The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
I love this verse (and the dozens like it in the Bible), because I still struggle to remember that God goes with me… everywhere… always. It’s so easy to get bogged down in my plans and worries and concerns that I miss the fact He is right there beside me.
But the cool part of this verse is in the very first six words: The Lord Himself goes before you…
Not only does He go with us, He goes before us. Everywhere we go, He has already been. He’s already prepared the way. No detour in our lives surprises Him. No “out of the blue” happening catches Him off guard. By the time we get there, He’s seen it all. Oh, if that’s not comforting, I don’t know what is. Why worry about tomorrow? God’s already seen it.
So, as you peruse Deuteronomy, what verse leaps out at you? Share it in the comments of this blog or blog about it yourself and leave us a link. Just be sure to link back to us. Looking forward to hearing what you find!