Daily Devotional 6-23-20

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Greetings Arizona Community Church family. I’m David Basinger. I’m serving as your chairman of the board of elders. And it’s my privilege to bring us our daily devotional today. I wanted to speak to these extraordinary, unprecedented… We kind of run out of adjectives to describe this timeframe that we’re in with COVID-19 and the riots and everything that’s going on. And at the same time, we’re seeing some definitive positives, parts of the economy that are opening up and some exciting things in that regard.

And so as I think back to 9/11 and terrorist attacks at that time, certainly, our nation was humbled and we were prayerful. But it’s my hope and prayer that we continue to turn our attention to the Lord, lest we forget.

I was reminded of this in reading Deuteronomy 8:11-20. It says, “Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end. Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the mighty of, and the might of my hand, I’ve gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord, your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God” (ESV).

That was an important, exciting reminder for me. I think of this as a divine disruption, and I’m prayerful that as a community, as a church, as a nation, that we continue to stay attuned to what the Lord would have for us, and count all our many blessings, that we know the Lord has made provision, and we continue to keep our faith and hope in our Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you for this time. I do want to encourage you to attend our annual church meeting, which will be June 28th. It’s at four o’clock. And I’ll just give you an advanced message that we’re doing extremely well, but I’ll have some detail for you and we’d love for you to join us: June 28th, 4:00pm. We’ll see you then. Thank you!