Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In our text, Moses talks to the nation of Israel about their entrance into the promised land of Canaan. They were about to be blessed beyond measure and inherit what they could only have dreamed of as former slaves in Egypt. And the temptation of blessed and victorious people is to attribute success to one’s own goodness instead of God’s graciousness. So, Moses made it clear that the favor of God is a gift to be received not a prize to be earned. His blessings are tokens of divine generosity, not rewards for personal merit. Christians can learn some important lessons from Moses’ sermon. Our salvation, and all the blessings that accompany it, are not because of our righteousness but according to his mercy. And the only appropriate response to such grace is to praise and worship God. May the Lord deepen our humility and enlarge our gratitude for his grace.