Deuteronomy 8 & Matthew 9
…so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. – 1 Peter 1:7 (ESV)
Sometimes in our lives, we have trouble finding hope, much less conveying it to others. Don’t you think it’s time to take a stand for the one who saved you from your sins and has brought you into a land flowing with milk and honey: the Promised Land of eternity?
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. – Deuteronomy 8:7-10 (ESV)
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…” – Matthew 9:37 (ESV)