Deuteronomy 9:18-29 (Forty Days and Forty Nights Before the Lord)

Deuteronomy 9:18-29
Forty Days and Forty Nights Before the Lord

While going through our verses today, for those who did not follow the Numbers sermons – or for those who have forgotten what they said – we need to remember the symbolism of the law and those who are under it.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 9:7-17 (And the Mountain Burned With Fire)

Deuteronomy 9:7-17
And the Mountain Burned with Fire

In today’s passage, Moses takes us through the account of what occurred when he was on Mount Sinai after the initial giving of the Ten Commandments. Moses is recounting this story to give weight to a point that he made in the passage we looked at last week.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 9:1-6 (Not Because of Your Righteousness)

Deuteronomy 9:1-6
Not Because of Your Righteousness

Insightfully, and right off the bat, Albert Barnes comments on this chapter saying, “The lesson of this chapter is exactly that of Ephesians 2:8, ‘By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.’”Read the rest

Deuteronomy 8:10-20 (And You Shall Remember the Lord Your God)

Deuteronomy 8:10-20
And You Shall Remember the Lord Your God

Introductory comments are the last thing I normally type for each sermon. Some days, it’s hard to figure what to say so that we can smoothly blend into the content of what is being given in the sermon text. As I was typing this sermon, Sergio and I were doing what we occasionally do.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 8:1-9 (Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone)

Deuteronomy 8:1-9
Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone

A correction I have made in previous sermons, and which I will make again in this one, is what the term “live,” as in “that you may live,” means. Joseph Benson, commenting on these verses, says it means, “Comfortably and prosperously, for life, in the Scripture phrase, signifies more than bare life, namely, happiness and prosperity.”Read the rest

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