But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your mind and in your heat, so that you can do it” [Deuteronomy 30:14]

How many times have you been caught up in the ‘systems’ of the world?  Probably every person can nod their head at least one time.  It’s pervasive; it’s subtle and very persuasive.

Recently I was in the grocery store and as usual didn’t have much time.  As I entered the store, the loud speaker was offering a free gift on a certain isle; I was going that way so off I went.  I arrived to find many others standing there waiting, suddenly a young woman arrived and I asked, “are you going to try to sell me something”?  It was a simple question with no intention of disturbance.  She didn’t answer so I asked again, this time a little louder so that she quickly answered ‘yes’.   I said thank you and moved on knowing my time was valuable.  Almost finished with my shopping, I noticed the crowd still waiting for the gift while listening to the secular sales system.

After wandering around in the wilderness for 40 years God’s people were ready to ‘enter-in’ – to believe what they had heard and act upon what they believed.   A belief system is that which governs your attitude and actions and thereby your life.   After teaching them for so long Moses said, God’s word is not a secret thing, it’s not difficult to know, and it’s not so far off that you cannot apply it – I’ve taught you what to do; now you choose.  “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction” [Deut. 30:15]

Which system are you living by – the world’s, or the ways of God?  Move out of the wilderness and enter the promises of God.  Keep moving, you have been taught; they are in your heart and mind; act upon that spiritual sales system.

Further Reading:  Proverbs 4:10-13;   Deuteronomy 30:11-16; John 10:1-10