”Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. There it will remain as a witness against you.”
When I read this passage, the words read like a warning, but what I feel is reassurance. We are always left with God’s Word and His love, and His promises. We always have God in our midst. So, although I believe Moses was warning the people to behave, he also was reminding them God would continue to be present in their lives in this next new chapter. This Is reassuring and beautiful, and so very generous. I don’t deserve to be loved in this way, but I am.
Holy One, you are steadfast and eternal, present yesterday, today and tomorrow. You are accessible to us and have left us your Word along with your promises. Help me, Lord, to remember your love always, and to make my decisions with you always in my heart. Amen