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A new year; a new beginning

A new year; a new beginning

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:41 AM
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:41 AM



The beginning of a new year always brings an opportunity for a new beginning. Before they crossed into the Promised Land, Moses reminded the children of Israel of God's care for them as they began their new life. We go into the new year with God’s provision, God’s presence, God’s promise and God’s protection.

I. God's provision (v. 11)

Even though there may be hills and valleys, God will be the source for our provisions.

II. God's presence (v. 12)

Moses refers to the God of Israel as "your God." He is a personal Savior and Lord. His eyes are upon us.

III. God's promise (vv. 13-15)

God promises that if we love Him and serve Him with all our hearts then His blessings will be upon us.

IV. God's protection (vv. 16-24)

The Lord will go before us and drive out our enemies.

For a more complete treatment of this text, see O. S. Hawkins' book, Good News for Great Days, pp. 9-20.

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