Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 12, 2014

“but your own eyes have seen all the great work of the Lord which He did.”

Today’s devotion comes from Deuteronomy 11:1-7.

“1 “You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.  2 Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the Lord your God—His greatness, His mighty hand and His outstretched arm, 3 and His signs and His works which He did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land;  4 and what He did to Egypt’s army, to its horses and its chariots, when He made the water of the Red Sea to engulf them while they were pursuing you, and the Lord completely destroyed them;  5 and what He did to you in the wilderness until you came to this place;  6 and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, among all Israel— 7 but your own eyes have seen all the great work of the Lord which He did.”  Deuteronomy 11:1-7.

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We have not literally seen with our physical eyes the parting of the Red Sea and the other signs and wonders that Israel literally saw with their own physical eyes.  But, we have read about them in Scripture.  We have figuratively seen them with our eyes of faith.

And, we have seen much more.  We have seen all that is contained in Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.  Most importantly, we have seen our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through our reading of Scripture.  We have seen the great work of salvation which the LORD did.

“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us;  and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.”  1 John 1:1-3.

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.  This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”  I John 5:13-15.

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true;  and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true God and eternal life.”  1 John 5:20.

In summary, we too have seen all the great work of the Lord which He did, because we have the Scriptures and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has given us understanding. 

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