Deuteronomy 2:3: “You have circled this mountain long enough, turn yourself north.”
Do you feel like your life is one endless walk around and around a mountain. No matter how hard you try or how fast you walk you end up at the same place.
Maybe you woke up this morning and said, “It is another day. Time for another lap around the mountain.”
It just doesn’t feel like you are getting anywhere or accomplishing anything.
Maybe this morning you will hear God say: “Enough of the walking in circles around the mountain, turn yourself north.”
Turn yourself towards the promised land
In Hebrew the word for “north” is SEPANAH. Another root meaning of SEPANAH is “Hidden Treasure.”
Even though you have spent days circling the mountain there is a “treasure” awaiting you if you but set out for it.
Enough of the circling of the mountain, turn yourself to the treasure God has in store for you.
Isaiah 45:3 says: “And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden treasures, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.”
Your hidden treasure awaits, turn yourself north!