Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Have you ever been at a place in life where either the consequences of the past or the prospects of the future seem almost overwhelming? In Deuteronomy 2-3 the Israelites looked back over 38 years and saw nothing but frightening skeletons and dry desserts. When they hesitantly peered forward, they saw insurmountable obstacles and giant difficulties on every front. You can probably imagine how difficult their next steps of obedience must have been. God called his people to move forward by faith right into a space of conflict and a territory of opposition. But through it all, he wanted them to understand that he was sovereign. And perhaps that’s what God wants to teach us. He is sovereign over lands and life itself. The question is, have you submitted to his sovereignty over you? May the Lord convince us of his greatness and cause our hearts to bow before him as we look into his word together.