Deuteronomy 6:16-25 (Then It Will Be Righteousness for Us)

Deuteronomy 6:16-25
Then It Will Be Righteousness for Us

Our verses today speak of righteousness. So far in the books of Moses, the noun “righteousness” has only been seen three times in Genesis. The noun “righteous” has been used several times in Leviticus and once in Deuteronomy, but that speaks of something that is just, right, or fair.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 6:6-15 (Beware, Lest You Forget the Lord)

Deuteronomy 6:6-15
Beware, Lest You Forget the Lord

In the passage today, Moses will carefully instruct Israel on the Source of the good things they will receive. In this, there will be no place for boasting in their own greatness. What is coming will be handed to them on a silver platter, and all they have to do is take it, and then remember where the goodness they have came from.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 6:1-5 (The Lord Our God, the Lord is One)

Deuteronomy 6:1-5
The Lord Our God, The Lord is One

There are memorable passages in Scripture that are an absolute delight to arrive at and analyze. And then, to say, “I have preached on that verse (or passage)” is one of the greatest honors that I will ever carry with me.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 5:23-33 (Now, Therefore, Why Should We Die?)

Deuteronomy 5:23-33
Now, Therefore, Why Should We Die?

In today’s passage, the leaders of the people – having received the Ten Commandments and knowing that more laws are coming – present themselves to Moses. They have seen the terrifying display of sight and sound, and they no longer want to experience it.Read the rest

1 Samuel 17 (David and Goliath, The Valley of Elah, Part V)

1 Samuel 17
The Valley of Elah
Pictures of the Glorious Work of Jesus Christ

This series comes after our evaluation of the Ten Commandments found in the book of Deuteronomy. It is hard to think of a more propitious time for it to come about. If one understands the typology of what is being portrayed here in 1 Samuel 17, he can then see how marvelous it is in relation to those Ten Commandments – and indeed the whole Law of Moses – that brought such great trouble upon Israel.Read the rest

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