Deuteronomy 13:1-5 (You Shall Walk After the Lord Your God, Part I)

Deuteronomy 13:1-5
You Shall Walk After the Lord Your God, Part I

How is it that people get so easily swayed from what is right and proper? And how can people be kept from being cunningly deceived by others? The answer is to know what is going on in the world around you in relation to whatever subject is being presented.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 12:20-32 (You Shall Not Add to It nor Take Away From It)

Deuteronomy 12:20-32
You Shall Not Add to It nor Take Away from It

The passage today can – if we will allow it – provide us with some hints into a particular theology that was introduced right in the first pages of the Bible, and that will continue to be built upon throughout much of the rest of the Bible.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 12:8-19 (The Place Where the Lord Your God Chooses, Part II)

Deuteronomy 12:8-19
The Place Where the Lord Your God Chooses, Part II

One of the things that tends to annoy me, and there are a few such things in life, is when someone says they are a part of a church that is going back to the way they did it at the beginning – the way churches were supposed to be set up.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 12:1-7 (The Place Where the Lord Your God Chooses, Part I)

Deuteronomy 12:1-7
The Place Where the Lord Your God Chooses, Part I

Paul says that the law was given as a tutor to lead people to Christ. Thus, in giving the law to Israel, they were being educated on what is right and what is wrong, but in a way that will eventually lead them to a fuller understanding of what God is like, and of what He expects from His people.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 11:22-32 (The Blessing and the Curse)

Deuteronomy 11:22-32
The Blessing and the Curse

The idea of a curse is that of vilification. There are lots of words translated as “curse” in the Old Testament and together they come up to over 150 uses. All in all, the idea of the curse permeates the Old Testament writings.

Curses are mentioned in the New Testament as well, in various ways and with various Greek words.Read the rest

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