Wednesday, 3rd August 2022: A crooked life can be made straight!

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 33:26
There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

Reflections: Moses refers to God as the ‘God of Jeshurun’. By this, he presents Jeshurun as another name for Israel. The word ‘Jeshurun’ means ‘upright’. The ‘God of Jeshurun’ therefore, means God of the upright one. Thus Israel is labelled as the upright one. From their history, however, we note that they were not an upright nation. They were sinful and suffered a series of judgments. It is interesting, therefore, for God to refer to himself as the God of Jeshurun. There has to be a reason for this. The fact remains that God sees us as the final product that He intends us to become, and He expects us to have the same perspective. By this, we are motivated to yield to the change process, eventually getting us moulded into the upright ones. Paul Brown rightly concludes that by using the name ‘Jeshurun’, God reminds us that a crooked life can be made straight. As Jeshurun, keep yielding to every change process until you become that straight line!

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for seeing me as the final product you intend me to be. Please help me to work towards it.

Confession: I work towards becoming the final product God intends me to be.