The scripture for today is Deuteronomy 11:10-11
Deuteronomy 11:10-11 For the land, where you go in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from where you came out, where you sowed your seed, and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs: But the land, where you go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinks water from the rain of heaven.
Not only did the children of Israel have to endure the bondage of slavery in Egypt, but they also had to endure the hardship of living in a land that did not have much rain. In order to get water to grow crops, the land had to be irrigated manually by directing water from the Nile river.
The Promised Land, by comparison, had no such difficulties to overcome. The land was not only fertile, but it also enjoyed the seasonal rains that supplied the water needed to produce an abundant harvest year after year. This was not by accident; it was God’s plan and design. He had given a promise to His people that they would be abundantly provided for in the land that they were to inherit. God is always true to His word and, just as He promised, He brought His people out of bondage into a land where everything they needed was provided abundantly.
When God brings deliverance, He does it with power. He offers redemption and deliverance from the bondage of sin to everyone today. He invites us to take the journey from the bondage of “Egypt,” a life of sin and its consequences, to the promised land of new life in Christ. As our lives are renewed in Him, the Lord ensures that the old bondages and hardships that we once endured are no longer our experience. We do not live in “Egypt” any longer; we abide in Christ our Savior.
The memories of times past are fading and the new life that has been given to us glows brighter within us day by day. One day very soon, the Lord will return and heaven will be the reward for those who have, by faith, received the promises of God. "Egypt" will no longer be a memory; the glory of God will be our portion forever.
God bless you as you continue in His service.