Evening Bible Study
The name “Deuteronomy”
means “Second (deutero) Law (nomos)”.
This book is a series of messages that Moses gave to the nation of Israel
during the last month and a half of his life.
It’s been almost forty years since God gave Moses His laws on Mount
Sinai. It’s time for a review.
Love: This may be a surprise, especially
considering that this is a book of the “Law”, but one of the special themes of
the book of Deuteronomy is “love”, God’s love for us and our love for God. The
word “love” or a form of it is found 25 times, the word “heart” is found 50
with a brief historical review.
Moses talked about appointing elders to help him lead the people.
He’s reminded them of how they refused to trust God initially at Kadesh Barnea, and as a
result have wandered for 38 years.
Finally the day
came when God began to move them up toward the Promised Land again. Their first conquest was Sihon, king of the Amorites.
:1 “Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan; and Og king of Bashan
came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
– Bashan would be the next stop in learning to conquer. It is the land to the northeast of Israel.
The land of “Og”, known today as the “Golan Heights”, in dispute between Israel
:2 And the LORD
said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and
his land into your hand; you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the
Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.’
:3 “So the LORD our God also delivered into our hands Og king of Bashan,
with all his people, and we attacked him until he had no survivors remaining.
:4 And we took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we
did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of
Og in Bashan.
:5 All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars,
besides a great many rural towns.
with high walls
Conquering your fears.
Remember that one of the concerns Israel had about the Promised Land was
the cities that would be too “difficult” to conquer –
(Deu 1:28 NKJV) 'Where can we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our hearts,
saying, "The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to
heaven; moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there."'
Now that Israel has this initial victory over Sihon under their belts, God
leads them to deal with one of their fears: the “walled” cities.
What will happen?
:6 And we
utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying
the men, women, and children of every city.
:7 But all the livestock and the spoil of the cities we took as booty for
:8 “And at that time we took the land from the hand of the two kings of the
Amorites who were on this side of the Jordan, from the River Arnon to Mount
:9 (the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir),
:10 all the cities of the plain, all Gilead, and all Bashan, as far as
Salcah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
:11 “For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants.
Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead. (Is it not in Rabbah of the people of
Ammon?) Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the
:11 the giants
Og’s bed was 13 feet
long. That’s truly a “KING” sized
One victory leads to another. It started with Sihon, it took a step further
when they conquered the walled cities, and then they took on the big fear, the
God may not have you start by conquering your biggest fears first, it seems
He often starts with lesser things.
probably the most well known giant killer. But he wasn’t always a giant killer. We know about David because of his victory
over Goliath (over 9 feet tall), but David’s taste of victory didn’t start with
(1 Sa 17:33–37 NKJV) —33 And
Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to
fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.” 34 But David said to
Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear
came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and
delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by
its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this
uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the
armies of the living God.” 37
Moreover David said, “The Lord,
who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will
deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and
the Lord be with you!”
David had confidence in God’s ability to help him because
he had seen God help him with other things, a lion and a bear.
Lions and bears are nothing to sneeze at, they’re pretty
scary too, but they were a stepping stone from just being a shepherd to being a
I think a key to killing “giants” is learning to be faithful with the
things that God has put before you. As you gain “battle” experience, you will
find yourself facing and conquering bigger and bigger giants.
:12 “And this
land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the River Arnon,
and half the mountains of Gilead and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and
The territories that had belonged to Sihon were divided up among two of the
tribes, Reuben and Gad. (map)
:13 The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half
the tribe of Manasseh. (All the region of Argob, with all Bashan, was called
the land of the giants.
Half of the
tribe of Manasseh settled to the east of the Jordan, and this part was given
the kingdom of the giant Og.
The Land of the
Giants (TV show from 1968)
:14 Jair the
son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, as far as the border of the
Geshurites and the Maachathites, and called Bashan after his own name, Havoth
Jair, to this day.)
:15 “Also I gave Gilead to Machir.
:16 And to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave from Gilead as far as the
River Arnon, the middle of the river as the border, as far as the River Jabbok,
the border of the people of Ammon;
:17 the plain also, with the Jordan as the border, from Chinnereth as far
as the east side of the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea), below the slopes of
– the Sea of Galilee
These two and a half tribes are given their Promised Land on the eastern
side of the Jordan.
:18 “Then I
commanded you at that time, saying: ‘The LORD your God has given you this land
to possess. All you men of valor shall cross over armed before your brethren,
the children of Israel.
:19 But your wives, your little ones, and your livestock (I know that you
have much livestock) shall stay in your cities which I have given you,
:20 until the LORD has given rest to your brethren as to you, and they also
possess the land which the LORD your God is giving them beyond the Jordan. Then
each of you may return to his possession which I have given you.’
:20 your brethren
These two and a half tribes wanted to settle to the east of the Jordan.
Moses was reluctant at first, but finally the decision was made that they could
have the land to the east as long as they still sent their armies with the rest
of the nation to conquer the rest of the Promised Land.
Perhaps God has delivered you from many things. Perhaps He’s delivered you
from drugs, given you a job, given you a family and a home.
But don’t get comfortable and think that God is done working in you and
There are lots of things to be done for the Lord. There are lots of folks
who haven’t crossed over into their Promised Land yet.
God wants to use the victory He’s brought in your life to help others cross
into their Promised Land.
(2 Co 1:3–4 NKJV) —3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our
tribulation, that we may
be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with
which we ourselves are comforted by God.
The victory, the “comfort” that we receive is able to be
used in the lives of others.
:21 “And I
commanded Joshua at that time, saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the LORD
your God has done to these two kings; so will the LORD do to all the kingdoms
through which you pass.
:22 You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you.’
:23 “Then I pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying:
:24 ‘O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and
Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do
anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?
:25 I pray, let me cross over and see the good land beyond the Jordan,
those pleasant mountains, and Lebanon.’
:26 “But the LORD was angry with me on your account, and would not listen
to me. So the LORD said to me: ‘Enough of that! Speak no more to Me of this
:27 Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift your eyes toward the west, the
north, the south, and the east; behold it with your eyes, for you shall not
cross over this Jordan.
:28 But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall
go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which
you will see.’
:29 “So we stayed in the valley opposite Beth Peor.
:29 Beth Peor
– That’s where they are today
as Moses is talking to the people, in the land of Moab near Peor.
:25 let me cross
Moses wants to go into the Promised Land.
God says “no”.
Accepting God’s “no”
Some people think that God’s just a great big “genie” who grants you your
Walking along the beach, John tripped over a half buried
kerosene lantern. He rubbed its side and sure enough, a genie materialized. “I can’t grant your
wishes,” explained the freed spirit, “But I’ll give you three gifts for
releasing me: a potion
to cure ill health, a very
large diamond and a dinner
date with a famous movie star. By tomorrow afternoon, you will have received
all these gifts.” When John returned home from work the next evening, he
excitedly asked his mother if anything had been delivered. “Yes,” she replied.
“It’s been an unusual day. At 2 pm, a 55 gallon drum of chicken soup arrived. About a half-hour
later, a telegram came saying that a long-lost relative had left you a minor-league baseball
stadium. Ten minutes ago, MGM called, inviting you to dinner with Lassie tonight.”
We get disappointed when things don’t pan out exactly the way we “asked”
Some would have you think that you have the ability to twist God’s arm and
make Him do whatever you do, especially if you have the magic key (faith) and
say the right things (like positive confession).
But the truth
is, sometimes God does say “no”.
Paul had some sort of “affliction”.
He asked God to take it away.
(2 Co 12:8–9 NKJV) —8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times
that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for
you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will
rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Paul learned that even when God said “no”, that he still
had God’s grace. God still loved
him. God could even help Paul grow
stronger when things were difficult.
:1 “Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach
you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the
LORD God of your fathers is giving you.
:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it,
that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
:2 You shall not add
Don’t change it
(Mt 5:17–19 NKJV) —17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets.
I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till
heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from
the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these
commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of
heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the
kingdom of heaven.
Some people have this notion that Jesus “changed” things,
that the Old Testament is now irrelevant.
There are things in the Old Testament that don’t apply
specifically to us because we are not Jews, but many things in the Old
Testament do apply to us, and the basic principals laid out in the Old
Testament are good things to learn from.
Sometimes we “add” to God’s Word.
The Bible says
that we must believe in order to be saved.
Yet the things that God says can seem too simple, and we think that
people ought to do more, so we can add to God’s word and say, “You must
believe, and be baptized, and go to our special church, and climb Mount
Sometimes we “diminish” God’s Word.
Sometimes the Bible tells us things that we don’t like to hear.
Bible tells us that we must forgive each other. This is one that I find quite “diminished”
for some folks. They don’t mind
forgiving when it comes easy, but when it comes to forgiving someone like a
family member who has done something really, really bad, well there’s reasons
not to forgive.
We would be much better off if we just learn to do what the Bible says.
This is the “key” to possessing the “Promised Land”.
…that you may live, and go in and
possess the land (4:1)
If we want to get to the place where we are experiencing all that God has
for us, we need to learn to follow all that God says.
:3 Your eyes
have seen what the LORD did at Baal Peor; for the LORD your God has destroyed
from among you all the men who followed Baal of Peor.
:4 But you who held fast to the LORD your God are alive today, every one of
:3 Baal Peor
Those who obeyed the Lord were the ones alive at that moment.
For the Israelites listening to Moses, this is very recent history
(Num. 25), perhaps days or weeks earlier.
It was an incident that took place after Israel had finished conquering the
Amorite kings Sihon and Og. The nation
was camped on the plains of Moab, possibly in the very same place they are
sitting right now.
Midianite king tried to hire a prophet named Balaam to place a curse on Israel
so he could conquer them.
When Balaam was unable to curse Israel, he came up with another plan – to
send young good looking gals into the Israelite camp, tempt the men to have sex
with them, and then worship their gods through sex.
These young gals didn’t have any problem finding willing men, and as a
result of this horrible sin, God sent a plague on the nation and 24,000 people
This was a great example to the people of how it paid to follow the
Lord. The people that had followed the
Lord were not touched by the plague.
It’s very similar to the lessons of venereal disease today.
Some feel that we need to teach kids to have “safe sex” using condoms in
order to avoid venereal disease.
God’s idea of “safe sex” is marriage.
If our world practiced God’s kind of “safe sex”, would we have an AIDS
epidemic today? I don’t think so.
I saw a cartoon once of a young man who asked his
grandfather about what his generation used for “safe sex”. The grandfather responded, “Yes, in my day we
had a device for “safe sex”, it was called a “wedding ring””.
:5 “Surely I
have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God commanded me,
that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess.
:6 Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and
say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
:7 “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD
our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?
:8 And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous
judgments as are in all this law which I set before you this day?
:6 this is your
The thing that will set Israel apart from the nations is the Word of God.
Listen to how the Psalmist describes God’s Word:
(Ps 19:7–11 NKJV) —7 The law of the Lord
is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is
pure, enlightening the eyes; 9
The fear of the Lord is
clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord
are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your
servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.
The smartest thing you can do is to study and pattern your life after God’s
:9 Only take heed
to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes
have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And
teach them to your children and your grandchildren,
:10 especially concerning the day you stood before the LORD your God in
Horeb, when the LORD said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them
hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the
earth, and that they may teach their children.’
These events happened in Exodus 19.
:11 “Then you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the
mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and
:12 And the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the
sound of the words, but saw no form; you only heard a voice.
:13 So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform,
the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
:9 let you forget
Moses didn’t want the people to forget what had happened on that day 39
years ago when they stood at the base of Mount Sinai.
The people heard the voice of God.
It’s easy to forget.
elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked
the other, “Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?” “Outstanding,” Fred
replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techniques, like
visualization, association, and so on. It was great. I haven’t had a problem
since.” “Sounds like something I could use. What was the name of the clinic?”
Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn’t remember. Then a smile
broke across his face and he asked, “What do you call that flower with the long
stem and thorns?” “You mean a rose?” “Yes, that’s it!” He turned to his wife, “Hey
Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?”
How well do you remember 9/11?
I saw some of these clips last week, and realized how much I had forgotten.
It’s only been 9 years.
As human beings, we forget tragic things quite easily. We forget important things quite easily.
day of your salvation.
Don’t forget how you got started with the Lord.
:12 you heard
People will want to argue with you about what you believe and say, “Well
the Bible is just like every other religious book – written by men with men’s
The Bible is not like any other religious book.
It was written by God.
1. Hearing the Voice
The people of Moses’ day heard God speak. They literally heard God give them the Ten
2. Fulfilled prophecy
I can think of no greater evidence that this book has a
supernatural origin than the fact that it contains hundreds of specific
prophecies which have been fulfilled.
How do you explain that?
The content came from someone outside our domain of time.
:14 And the
LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you
might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess.
:15 “Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form when the LORD
spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire,
:16 lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the
form of any figure: the likeness of male or female,
:17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth or the likeness of any
winged bird that flies in the air,
:18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground or the likeness of
any fish that is in the water beneath the earth.
:18 the likeness of
In our current
world, people don’t tend to make little idols and call them their “god”. We’re more sophisticated than that.
But we do something just as dangerous when we talk about God and say
something like, “Well I just don’t believe that God could do such-and-such”.
People say that
they don’t believe in hell because they just can’t accept the fact that God
would create such a place.
beliefs aren’t based on what we “think” God is like.
We should not make God in our image.
God is not what we “wish” Him to be.
God is our Creator, the originator of all things, nobody “made” Him.
He is not who we want Him to be, we must learn to
understand Him as He has revealed Himself.
Our images always fall short of the real thing.
world might consider Pablo Picasso a master painter, but I imagine the
painter’s goal was not to paint
you a picture so you’d recognize his model.
This gal’s name was Dora Maar.
Does she look like her “image”?
In reality, God
is a whole lot bigger than our ability to comprehend Him.
(Is 55:9 NKJV) “For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts
than your thoughts.
Whenever we start to think we’ve got God figured out, we’ve stopped far
short of who He really is.
If you really
want a good “picture” of what God is like, the best “image” you can look at is
that of Jesus Christ:
(Jn 14:8–9 NKJV) —8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is
sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet
you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how
can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Beyond that, we need to be careful how we form our ideas of who God is.
We need to stay with what God has told us about Himself.
:19 And take
heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon,
and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and
serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the
whole heaven as a heritage.
:20 But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out
of Egypt, to be His people, an inheritance, as you are this day.
:21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I
would not cross over the Jordan, and that I would not enter the good land which
the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
:22 But I must die in this land, I must not cross over the Jordan; but you
shall cross over and possess that good land.
:23 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your
God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form
of anything which the LORD your God has forbidden you.
:24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
:24 a consuming
(Heb 12:29 NKJV) For our God is a consuming fire.
Fire can be a good thing or a bad thing.
1) Fire burns wood, hay or stubble
(1 Co 3:12–13 NKJV) —12 Now if anyone
builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it
will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort
When we have our lives filled with worthless, flammable
things, we ought to be a little concerned that God is a fire.
2) Fire turns iron into steel
(1 Pe 1:6–7 NKJV) —6 In this you
greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been
grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much
more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be
found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
Fire will melt the metal and bring the dross to the
surface where it can be removed.
Fire can take weak iron and harden it into steel.
God called the Israelite’s wilderness experience the “iron
furnace” (vs. 20)
Trials can ruin you or make you stronger than ever.
:25 “When you
beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act
corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the
sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger,
:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will
soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess;
you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed.
:27 And the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left
few in number among the nations where the LORD will drive you.
:28 And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone,
which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
:29 But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him
if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
:30 When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the
latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice
:31 (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor
destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.
:31 He will not
This is incredibly prophetic. This
is exactly what would happen. The nation
slowly degenerated and began to fall away from worshipping God.
The day would come when God would scatter Israel among the nations.
They would wake up, come to their senses, and call on God.
God would respond by restoring them.
:32 “For ask
now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day
that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other,
whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been
:33 Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of
the fire, as you have heard, and live?
They had actually heard God’s audible voice.
:34 Or did God ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst
of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand
and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD
your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
:35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself is God;
there is none other besides Him.
:36 Out of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you; on
earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of
:37 And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants
after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty
:38 driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to
bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is this day.
:39 Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD
Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.
:40 You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I
command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after
you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God is
giving you for all time.”
4:41-43 Cities of Refuge
:41 Then Moses set apart three cities on this side of the Jordan, toward
the rising of the sun,
:41 three cities
Moses would eventually set aside six cities as “cities of refuge”.
In ancient days if someone accidentally killed a relative of yours, you
were bound by tradition to hunt that person down and kill them.
There was no sense of justice, no court system, just “revenge”.
The system of these cities was to set up places that a person guilty of
manslaughter could go to and find justice without just being hunted down and
They were scattered throughout the land of Israel so that no person was
more than one days’ run from a city of refuge.
4:44-49 Summary of
Moses winds up this first sermon by simply putting an historical “tag” on
it, that these were the things that Moses spoke on the Plain of Moab before
they crossed into the Promised Land.
This finishes Moses’ introduction to the Second Law.
:33 Did any people
Judaism is not based on some guy claiming to hear God in a secret closet
where nobody was watching. The nation heard God’s voice.
God is there
Sometimes we can lose sight of just how real God is.
I do not know if this is a true story or not, but it’s certainly an
interesting one, and it certainly makes a point –
There is a
store front church called the Almighty God Tabernacle. On a Saturday night, the pastor was
working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was
about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He
thought it was odd that she didn't answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a
few minutes. When
he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered
before, and she said that it hadn't rung at their house. They brushed it off as a
fluke and went on their merry way. The following Monday, the pastor received a
call at the church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday
night. The man on the other end wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday
night. The pastor was dumbfounded and couldn't figure out what the guy was
talking about. Then the caller said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't
answer." The pastor remembered the apparently misdirected call and
apologized for disturbing the gentleman, explaining that he'd intended to call
his wife. The called said, "That's OK, let me tell you my story. You see,
I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed,
'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.' At
that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. I was
afraid to answer!" The man who had intended to commit suicide is now
meeting regularly for counseling with the pastor of Almighty God Tabernacle.
God may not work exactly like that in your life, but He’s real. He hears you.
He wants you to call on Him.