Deuteronomy 18:1-19:21 “The land the Lord you God is giving you” (Deuteronomy 18:9; Deuteronomy 19:1,8,10,14): In all the practical instructions given to the people of Israel, there is always this reminder of the spiritual dimension. They are the people of God. They have been blessed by the Lord. They are to live as people who […]Read more "The spiritual dimension must never be forgotten."
Deuteronomy 24:1-26:19 Doing “the right thing in the presence of the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 24:13), living “a long time in the land that the Lord your God is giving you” (Deuteronomy 25:15) – the two are vitally connected: obedience and blessing. Together with obedience and blessing, there is prayer. The blessing is not earned […]Read more "Obedience, Blessing And Prayer"
Deuteronomy 20:1-21:23 The conflict between the Israelites and the other nations was really a conflict between the true God and the false gods (Deuteronomy 20:17-18). Everything in life must be seen in connection with our relationship to God: Are we being true to Him? Or, are we being false? We must seek to do what […]Read more "The true God and the false gods"
God calls us to worship Him – ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…’ – and walk in His ways – ‘Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord’ (Isaiah 2:3,5). We are moving towards the Day when ‘the pride of men shall be humbled and brought low’, the […]Read more "The Renewal Of Our Worship"
Deuteronomy 28:25-68 There is nothing inevitable about the chain of events described in these verses. These are the consequences of disobedience. God is warning His people: ‘If you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God…’(28:15). Why does God warn His people of the consequences of disobedience? He wants them to draw back […]Read more "Pray For God’s Mercy. Ask Him To Make You More Holy."
Deuteronomy 33:18-34:12 ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms’(27): This is no guarantee of peaceful tranquillity. For Israel, there was conflict. ‘Saved by the Lord’, Israel had found true happiness. Still, there were ‘enemies’ to be ‘thrust out’ and ‘trampled down’(27,29). Knowing the blessing of God’s salvation is no guarantee […]Read more "‘If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?’"
Genesis When I was writing these words, I was thinking of some of the stories in the book of Genesis (the book of beginnings). I was thinking about Adam, Abraham and Joseph – and I was thinking about Jesus! ___________________________________________ It was the genesis of my life. Things were looking so good. Then, it all […]Read more "Some Simple Thoughts From The Scriptures"