Prayer Burdens & Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of January

Prayer Burdens:

 

Laos
Pray for the gospel preaching coordinated by the college students from Taiwan on 2/5.

 

Pakistan
Pray for the two new districts in Lahore; may the Lord gain more solid families through the gospel visiting, home shepherding and group meetings.

 

Sri Lanka
Pray for the campus propagation coordinated by the saints from the church in Kaohsiung 1/29~2/9.

 

Vietnam
1. Pray for the Spring truth training 1/27-1/29 in Ho Chi Minh city.
2. Pray for the young people and their serving ones; may the Lord gain more young ones to consecrate themselves to be trained and be useful for the Lord’s move in Vietnam.

 

Weekly Pursuit:

 

Verses:

Deut. 7:7 “Jehovah has set His affection on you and has chosen you.”

 

Excerpts:

Deuteronomy speaks of God as a God of love and righteousness. The love of God administrates among His beloved according to their faithfulness. With a view of the future, Deuteronomy expects that, on the one hand, man may know the love and government of God and that, on the other hand, man may know his real condition, so that he will not trust himself. Hence, the intention of the book of Deuteronomy is that we would know God and also know ourselves. We need to know God. In particular, we need to know that God is loving and that He is righteous in dealing with us. We also need to know that we ourselves are a failure. If we know this, we will no longer trust ourselves but put our trust in God, the One who is faithful.

 

Ultimately this book shows us that the love of God consummately works for His people that they may enjoy His full blessing according to His will and foreknowledge. In spite of our failure in loving God and fearing Him and in spite of our unfaithfulness, God will be successful. No matter what the situation of His people may be, God will be faithful to the end, and eventually He will accomplish His intention that we enjoy His full blessing.

 

In Deuteronomy Moses is strong in rebuking the people. However, at the end of this book, we have the song of Moses and his full blessing to every tribe. Eventually, God’s chosen and redeemed people entered into the holy land, possessed it, lived in it, and enjoyed it. That was God’s success, and the boast and glory belong to no one other than Him. (Life-study of Deuteronomy, msg. 2)