Moses journeyed to the end of road. Deliverance came to the children of Israel through his hand and for forty years he led them through the wilderness. Standing on the edge of this Promised Land, Moses knew he would never step foot on the rich soil. Yet, he willingly served God to the very end of his life.
Looking beyond the Jordan, Moses motioned the way to the Promised Land by telling God’s people how to live a life set apart. A heaven sent monologue of holy statues, judgments and declarations for the people to follow.
Even then, a hundred declarations could be summed up in the greatest commandment, “Love the LORD your God will all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5
Moses reminded the Israelites of the toil and sweat characterizing the land left behind and steered them toward the land whose Source is from above.
“The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden.
But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it.” Deuteronomy 11:10-12
“So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your harvest…you will eat and be satisfied.” Deuteronomy 11:13-15
Being planted meant delighting in God’s Word, knowing that in due season, the harvest would be plenty.
God calls each of us to be planted in Him.
“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in due season, and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3
The Israelites transplanted to a land flowing with milk and honey. Today, we can bloom where we are planted, partaking of the milk of the Word and the sweet honey of God’s precepts.
How are you blooming where God has planted you right now in this very season?
In February, through the online bible study series “PLANTED” we’ll discover the harvest yielded from being planted, rooted, pruned and cultivated in the Lord. Each session includes in depth bible study, short stories from women, study guides, photograph essays and worship.
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