“All you who stand today before the LORD your God; your leaders and your tribes and your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel. Your little ones and your wives – also the stranger in your camp… that you may enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath, which the Lord your God makes with you today, that He may establish you today as a people for Himself and that He may be God to you…” (Deuteronomy 29:10-13).

I read this passage this morning and was encouraged by God’s clear instruction. Our assignment as believers is clear today, while the rest of the nation is in turmoil. We stand before God and renew our covenant with Him. We are His people and He is our God. No other person, object, desire, nothing is to be our god. Why are we wasting so much time debating, speculating and opinionating? What you can do is stand up before God. Renew your covenant with Him today. We can ask the Lord to search our heart and see if there are any idols, false gods and remove them. The choices we make today will impact generations. Many are looking to us who are a bit older to see how we will handle today. What will they see? Will they hear fear, speculation and judgement or will they hear words that speak life? How about we stand together and speak words that will plant seeds of wisdom, encouragement and strength. Words that overflow with trust and dependence on our God. We each have been given a choice today. May we stand up, set an example and our every word and action point to the One we serve.

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