It’s Not Too Hard

Deuteronomy 30:11-14: Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”  Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. (NIV)

God is saying, “Hey, whatever it is I have asked you to do, it is not too hard!” This verse startled me when I read it.

I began to make a list of a few of the things God has asked me to do in the years since I came to know Him personally. Some I had instantly obeyed.  Others were accompanied with a chorus of  “It’s too hard.”  I am sure that you, too, know the words to this song.

“It’s too hard for me, Lord, why don’t you ask her, it’s not fair to me, Lord; it isn’t my fault, why must I be the one to forgive?”

What a waste. Eventually, I gave in and obeyed anyway. It would have been far easier to just do it when God asked. What will we do with today’s list?

Prayer: Lord, You are right. To obey is not too hard and it is worth it. Thanks for reminding us. In Jesus’ name. Amen 

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