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

Deuteronomy 11:13-21 (Like the Days of the Heavens Above the Earth)

Deuteronomy 11:13-21
Like the Days of the Heavens Above the Earth

In the Bible, being faithful to the Lord is equated with a spouse being faithful to her husband. In this marriage-type relationship, the Lord is willing to put up with a great deal and yet not put away Israel. Under the law, if a man were to divorce his wife and she were to remarry and then get divorced again, the first husband could not later take her back.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 11:1-12 (Until You Came to this Place)

Deuteronomy 11:1-12
Until You Came to this Place

One of the things I try to do when teaching, especially during the weekly Bible studies, but also at times during the sermons, is to highlight the errors of various scholars. This is not simply nitpicking them, but it rather serves a purpose.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 10:12-22 (He Is Your Praise, and He Is Your God)

Deuteronomy 10:12-22
He Is Your Praise, and He Is Your God

Quite often in Genesis through Numbers, pictures of Christ Jesus flew off the pages. There was the surface story, and then there were reasons why the surface stories were given. The Lord would take a simple story about normal human life, and He would turn it into a picture of what was coming in the greater story of redemption, especially concerning the Person of Jesus Christ.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 10:1-11 (Two Tablets of Stone Like the First)

Deuteronomy 10:1-11
Two Tablets of Stone Like the First

My friend Will Groben got his Master’s Degree at Dallas Theological Seminary in biblical Hebrew and Greek. I remember him emailing me once and saying how complicated the simple Greek word eis was to translate. In fact, in his email, he said that he felt like he had broken his brain, and I believe the word eis was a large part of that.Read the rest

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