Dt 27 : 1-10
To the Israelite people who wandered in the desert during 40 years, the day of entrance into Canaan flowing with milk and honey was the day of biggest joy. It's the same in our life, there are days of such joy, like the day of university diploma, marriage, baptism, etc. This text gives us two lessons on how to celebrate these days of joy.
- Set up large stones in memory of God's mercy (1-4)
It's not by coincidence or by their astuteness of their strength that they arrived as far as here. All is only by the mercy of God and the conduct of God. So we must remember God by setting up a stone and being delighted in God's mercy (7). Up to now, how are you delighted on the day of a life-changing direction ?
- Build an altar and remember God's laws (5-10)
The main theme of Deuteronomy is to make more efforts in serving God better when there are changes in life or in the environment. Building an altar (5) and writing on stones the words of God (8). To conclude, what must we write in our heart on the day of joy ?
Prayer : Lord, help me remember your mercy and your word on the day of change of direction in my life.
Bottom line : What do I remember on the day of joy ?