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

Deuteronomy 7:17-26 (The Great and Awesome God)

Deuteronomy 7:17-26
The Great and Awesome God

There is a lot of repetition in our ten verses today from verses going all the way back to Exodus. And much of what is said here will also be connected to a lot of what is coming in the time of the law.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 7:9-16 (The Covenant and the Mercy)

Deuteronomy 7:9-16
The Covenant and the Mercy

In our verses today, Moses refers to the covenant and the mercy that the Lord swore to Israel’s fathers. When we read something like that, as we have seen in previous sermons, it isn’t always easy to know what “fathers” are being referred to.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 7:1-8 (Because the Lord Loves You)

Deuteronomy 7:1-8
Because the Lord Loves You

The day I typed this sermon started out, as always, with my morning Bible reading. A part of what I read was Deuteronomy 28. In that passage is the woeful reminder to Israel of what got them into the pickle they were in when exiled to Babylon, and then what got them into the pickle they have been in for the past two thousand years.Read the rest

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