Pericope: Deuteronomy 7:7-8
In my wife’s blog, there is a recent post that discusses a trends research guy named Gerald Celente. He has made several predictions on various global economic situations and surprisingly has been correct most of the time. He believes that our country is headed toward economic depression and eventually social revolution. One of things he discusses is that when this happens, there will be an increase in crime that we have never seen before. This is a devastating thought in my mind. It is difficult to imagine and I pray that he is wrong.
America has been a country of great strength for quite some time. But what will happen if we arrive at such a point? And indeed what is happening now when millions are meeting their financial ruin? Their life security has been stripped away.
In today’s passage, there is a simple, yet bold reminder that security is ultimately found through God’s sovereign hand. God reminds Israel that their success in life is not because of their righteousness. Their ability to inherit God’s promise and experience blessing is solely because of God’s grace. It was God’s loyal love for His people that was God’s instrument for extending blessing. I believe that Deuteronomy is about God sovereignly working in the lives of His people, patiently helping them to see His work, ultimately so that they would place their entire security in Him so that they would endure to experience the fulfillment of His promises.
Circumstances change, but personal security does not have to waver. If our country is going to endure, we must find our strength and hope in God who does not change.