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

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

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