Deuteronomy 4:39-40 (NKJV) 39 Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40 You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may ]prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

 

The people of Israel are being warned that if they should turn to idols, they would be sent away into captivity. But if they would repent of their sin and turn back to God with all their heart, He will restore them. The people of Israel are God’s chosen people, and no nation has had the privileges of Israel. Therefore, the people of Israel should be obedient to God who delivered them out of Egypt. Then they will enjoy God’s continued blessings. My friend, because we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, and we believe in Him for our glorification. We too enjoy a personal relationship with God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ. And just as the people of Israel, God also disciplines us. Why? “For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs 3:12 NKJV). God disciplines those who He loves. And if we would repent of our sins, God is faithful to restore our fellowship with Him.

 

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.