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When you were little, did you ever run away from home or at least plan to? Most of us who ran away wandered around for a couple hours until our stomachs started growling. At that point,  going home seemed like the best idea ever. There was food, a bed, air conditioning and safety.

In Deuteronomy 30, the Lord is renewing His covenant with the Israelites after they had spent 40 years wandering the desert. Moses, who is nearing death, speaks to the Israelites about the “blessings and curses” of following or disobeying the law. He urges to return to the Lord and obey Him with wholeheartedly.

Deuteronomy 30: 3-4 says, “then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where He scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.”

No matter how far you’ve run from God, when disaster and hunger are upon you and you feel the Lord whispering (or shouting) to your heart, return to Him. His door is open and He is waiting for you to return. With God, you can always go home again.

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