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Deuteronomy 18-19

Daily Devotional from Deuteronomy 18--

Verse 18
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

It is so crazy that even in Moses’s time, prophecies were being made about Jesus. In John 5, Jesus was talking about the witnesses that prove He is the Messiah; He ends the passage by saying, “…if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me” (John 5:46). In both Deuteronomy 18 and John 5, we are urged to listen and take to heart the words Jesus spoke—because they are the very words of God.

How many times have we refused to listen to Jesus’s words? I know we all have faced times in our lives that we did not listen. The Bible has the words of Jesus recorded for us to read, reflect on, and live. We do mess up, but the beauty of it all is that Jesus offers us grace, even when we fall short. Today, reflect on your life and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you if there is an area you aren’t taking Jesus’s words seriously. Look for passages where that area you’re struggling with is talked about, and use it as encouragement as you go about your day (memorize it, hang up a notecard, read it daily).

Annika Sullenger
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