“The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet … to Him you shall listen” (Deuteronomy 18:15). We read these words, and we think of the words spoken by God on the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:5). There is a difference. Jesus is more than a Prophet. He’s God’s Son. He’s greater than […]Read More More Than A Prophet!
Deuteronomy 22:1-23:25 We read the detailed instructions regarding morality. We feel that we are in another world, the world of ancient Israel. Nevertheless, we get hints, here and there, of the timeless, spiritual principles, which are still applicable to us today. Deuteronomy 23:5 – “The Lord your God loves you.” Deuteronomy 23:14 – “”The Lord […]Read More Spiritual Principles – For Today
Deuteronomy 26:1-27:10 – The Call To Obedience Is Grounded In The Gift Of Salvation. The people of Israel had a testimony. They had been redeemed by the God of love. Thankful for His love and salvation, they brought their offerings to the Lord (26:5-9). The call to obedience is grounded in the gift of salvation. […]Read More Lessons For The Life Of Faith
“You shall give to the Lord your God, as the Lord your God has blessed you” (Deuteronomy 16:10). Our giving to the Lord can never be any more than a response to His giving to us. His giving to us is always greater than our giving to Him. There can be no comparison between His […]Read More God’s Giving To Us, Our Giving To Him
Through His strongly worded warnings, God calls us back from the way of disobedience (Deuteronomy 27:15-26; Deuteronomy 28:15-24). Through His promises of blessing, He calls us to the way of obedience, the only way to true happiness (Deuteronomy 28:1-14). God’s blessing cannot be taken for granted. Where there is disobedience, there is no blessing. Our […]Read More God Blesses Us Because He Loves Us – Not Because We Are Worthy Of His Blessing.
Deuteronomy 22:1-30 Care for ‘your brother’(1-4). Our caring is not to be selective – ‘If the brother does not live near you or if you do not know who he is’(2). When Jesus says, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’(Luke 10:27), He means much more than loving the people who live near us, the people who […]Read More Reconciled To God Through The Death Of His Son
Deuteronomy 19:1-20:9 Justice is concerned with (a) the protection of the innocent – ‘innocent blood will not be shed in your land’(10); (b) the punishment of the guilty – ‘you must purge the evil from among you’(19). Through justice, God is to be glorified among His people. We are to fight for the Lord without […]Read More In The Service Of The Lord, We Must Not Be ‘Fearful And Fainthearted.’