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Not Too Hard by MDommel

Not Too Hard

Deuteronomy 30:11-13 {ESV}

“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you,

neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will

ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the

sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’

 

The above Scripture is a part of a message that runs the length and width

of God’s Word.  That message is that there is nothing that, because of

our relationship with Jesus-the Christ, cannot do.

 

We see this message in the Old Testament and the New Testament. 

In Mark 10:27 {ESV} we read this, “27 Jesus looked at them

and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God.

For all things are possible with God.’” 

 

Then, in Luke 1:37 we read what the angel of the Lord said to Mary,

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

And, in Philippians 4:13 the Spirit of the Living God speaks to us

 through Paul when He says, I can do all things through him who

strengthens me.”

 

In the His Word God gives us the promise, the assurance that in Him

and through Him we are able to do anything He ask and commands. 

The question for us, today is; “How shall we respond to this great

promise?”  I believe the answer can be found in Mary’s response to

the angel of the Lord in Luke 1:38, “And Mary said, ’Behold, I am

the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’

And the angel departed from her.”

 

O Lord, I pray that we be as full of faith as Mary was when she accepted

the message of Your angel, and may we trust You to be the God of

Promises made, promises kept.”  In Jesus name I pray all of this, Amen.

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