Thankful to the Lord... and brother David for this instructive and encouraging teaching from Deuteronomy 3. It was especially helpful as regards Presbyterian unity in doctrine and the application to life of what is commanded. In the difficulty of the warefare with the world, the flesh and the devil, if we reflect on God's past mercies it will encourage our faith and hope for future mercies.
It brought to mind Romans 12:5-18. Especially verse 6 "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;" The example of Mr. Alexander Peden whose faith was the reason for his boldness in prayer and his ability to apply the prophetic word of Scripture to the times in which his hap was cast, made him bold in the preaching of it and forthright in its application.
O that the Lord would increase his poor Kirk's faith to fervent prayer and powerful preaching for the difficult days ahead with an eye to our children and our children's children's future, as he pointed out. Psalm 90