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

Deuteronomy 5:17-22

Deuteronomy 5:17-22
Learning Vicariously – Hopefully! Part II

We only evaluated five of the Ten Commandments last week, and we saw rather clearly how Israel failed at meeting them. Today, we’ll look at the last five, and consider them in relation to Israel as well. And in doing so, we can consider them in relation to our own actions also.Read the rest

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

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