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Deuteronomy 5:7-16 (Learning Vicariously – Hopefully, Part I)

Deuteronomy 5:7-16
Learning Vicariously (Hopefully!), Part I

The word “vicarious” means to experience in the imagination or mind through either the feelings or experiences of another. Thus, the adverb “vicariously” signifies the action of such learning.

When I went around the US in 2010 and preached at all the capitols, one of my friends who had not been to all fifty states followed along on Facebook.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 5:1-6 (From Bondage to Bondage)

Deuteronomy 5:1-6
From Bondage to Bondage

How many here have read the entire Old Testament? In the Law of Moses, there are said to be 613 individual laws. Can anyone here remember all of them? Has anyone here fulfilled all of them? If you didn’t answer, but are listening and thinking, “Yes, I’ve fulfilled them all,” then you are sorely deceived.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 4:41-49

Deuteronomy 4:41-49
On the East Side of the Jordan

Four times in today’s nine verses the east side of the Jordan is mentioned, and each time it is given a description of the side to ensure we understand that it is referring to the east side. The east side is outside of the inheritance, and yet there is hope throughout the verses.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 4:32-30 (There Is No Other)

Deuteronomy 4:32-40
There Is No Other

In Romans 9-11, Paul speaks of the situation with Israel in relation to the Lord. He speaks of their rejection of Christ, he speaks of what the state of those who rejected Him is, he speaks of God’s sovereignty over what occurred and what their rejection of Him means for Gentiles and for individual Jews who believe in Him.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 4:25-31 (Seek the Lord Your God)

Deuteronomy 4:25-31
Seek the Lord Your God

In the passage today, there is lots of bad news for Israel if they disobey, and Moses seems to take it as an axiom that they will – in fact – disobey. This isn’t the beginning of such bad news. There have been numerous warnings and promised punishments for disobedience already, and more are forthcoming in the chapters ahead.Read the rest