Daily Devotions


Day 68

"O My people, remember now"

Text: Micah 6:5


Moses wrote Deuteronomy for a number of reasons. Here is a short list of his reasons:

1. To recall the special historical moments (Deuteronomy 1-3)

2. To record the laws and statutes God gave to Israel (Deuteronomy 4-6).

3. To remind Israel of the special relationship they had with the Lord (Deuteronomy 7).

4. To remind Israel of the dangers that would affect the nation adversely (Deuteronomy 8-9).

5. To challenge Israel to rise to the challenge of being an outstanding people of God (Deuteronomy 10).


Micah recorded the Lord’s word to Israel. This was a needed reminder to the forgetful nation.

“O My people, remember now
What Balak king of Moab counselled,
And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
From Acacia Grove to Gilgal,
That you may know the righteousness of the LORD.”
Micah 6:5

1. “O My people, remember now”

a) Some things are never meant to be forgotten.
b) There was an urgent appeal to “remember”.

2. The story of King Balak of Moab and the wicked false prophet Balaam

a) This story is recorded in Numbers 22-24.
b) King Balak had contracted Balaam to curse Israel (Numbers 22).
c) Balaam sought to curse Israel but failed miserably.
d) “From Acacia Grove to Gilgal”
i) These places afforded views of the children of Israel living in tents.
ii) Balaam was supposed to find a place from which he could pronounce a curse.

3. “The righteousness of the LORD”

a) This could not have been made clearer.
b) Balaam could not help but pronounce blessings on the children of God.

4. Balaams word expressed to King Balak

“How shall I curse whom God has not cursed?
And how shall I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced
Behold, I have received a command to bless;
He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.”
Numbers 23:8, 20