Monthly Archives: October 2019

Applying the Old Testament to ourselves (Deuteronomy 19)

I mentioned a couple of days ago that when we apply the Old Testament to ourselves, we should see how Jesus and the apostles did  so. We see a perfect example here. In the context of judicial law, where God … Continue reading

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Applying the Old Testament to ourselves (Deuteronomy 17)

All of the Bible is relevant to us. All of it was meant to to teach us something (2 Timothy 3:16-17). But not everything in the Bible is equally applicable. We see that in this passage. We see how the … Continue reading

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Remember and rejoice (Deuteronomy 15-16)

If you’ve been paying attention, the theme of “rejoice” has been popping up a lot in these blogs lately. I’ve never thought of Deuteronomy being a book that teaches “rejoicing,” but not only does it teach about rejoicing, it commands … Continue reading

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Rejoice! (Deuteronomy 12)

Whenever you read the Bible, it’s always good to look for words and ideas that are repeated. Of course, even if God says something only once, we should pay attention. But when he repeats something, we know it’s something really … Continue reading

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Our calling (Deuteronomy 10)

The calling of the Levites as described in verse 8 really strikes me. Moses said, At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before the Lord to … Continue reading

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Our motive for holiness (Deuteronomy 7)

God’s words here seem very harsh. “Devote the nations in Canaan to complete destruction. Make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.” Why so harsh? Because they hated God and were in rebellion against him, their Creator … Continue reading

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Our testimony to the next generation (Deuteronomy 6)

There is so much in this passage that is worth talking about. God warned the people, “Don’t take me and what I’ve done for you for granted. Don’t forget, especially when things are good in your life.” (10-13) And “Don’t … Continue reading

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Resting to remember (Deuteronomy 5)

I talked last week about the danger of taking God for granted. It is a danger that the Israelites definitely fell into time and again. It was for that reason that God instituted the Sabbath. In recounting the Ten Commandments, … Continue reading

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Taking God for granted (Deuteronomy 1-2)

One of the main themes we see in these two chapters is the rebellion of the Israelites, refusing to enter the land God had promised them. As a result, they wandered around in the wilderness until the generation who had … Continue reading

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