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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

Deuteronomy 4:15-24 (The Form of the Lord)

Deuteronomy 4:15-24
The Form of the Lord

The day I typed this sermon is the day that Florida was removed from lockdown status. Remember that? It seems like eons ago, doesn’t it? In the morning, I posted my usual sunrise photo (a really beautiful sky), and I made a comment on it saying –

“Florida is off lockdown.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 4:8-14 (That They May Teach Their Children)

Deuteronomy 4:8-14
That They May Teach Their Children

In Homestead, Florida, there is a place called the Coral Castle. It was built by a Latvian immigrant to America named Edward Leedskalnin. He was engaged to a sixteen-year-old girl, but one day before the wedding, she bailed on him.

Putting that life behind, in the early 1920s, he moved to America and eventually came to Florida.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 4:2-7 (For Whatever Reason We May Call Upon Him)

Deuteronomy 4:2-7
For Whatever Reason We May Call Upon Him

Last week, we got through just one verse, and in all honesty, that could have easily happened again today. There is sufficient detail in verse 2 that it could have been fully fleshed out in a single sermon. But I thought, “If I do this, there will be a rebellion.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 4:1 (That You May Live)

Deuteronomy 4:1
That You May Live

In our sermon last week, which ended Chapter 3, we were shown a chiasm which continues through much of this chapter, even to verse 22. The beginning and ending parts of that chiasm revealed that Moses wanted to cross the Jordan (verse 3:25), but that he must not do so (verse 4:22).Read the rest