Deuteronomy 6 Devotion

July 31, 2014Pastor's Blog

Alive for a Purpose Deuteronomy 6:4-9 contains one of the most quoted passages in all of the Old Testament. Verse 5 shares the greatest Commandment. But what about the warnings of God found here? 1. Do not forget the Lord…(vs. 12) just like the Israelites, we are prone to forget about God in places where we can rely on our own strength for daily living. Forgetting God is more a moral issue than about forgetfulness. The practice of spiritual disciplines (reading the Word, going to church, prayer, daily devotions, etc.) … Read More

Deuteronomy 6

July 31, 2014Daily Reading

The Greatest Commandment 6 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2 that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you … Read More

Deuteronomy 5

July 30, 2014Daily Reading

The Ten Commandments 5 And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. 2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. 4 The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire,5 while I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you … Read More

Deuteronomy 4 Devotion

July 29, 2014Pastor's Blog

Now that the Israelites were ready to go into the Promise Land, Moses reminded them of their rebellion against God, the cycle they went through of rebellion, and the importance of their need to be obedient. It was important that they be reminded because if they forgot, it would be easy for them to repeat the same pattern and fall into the same trap. Deuteronomy 4:9, “ Only be careful, and watch yourself closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade … Read More

Deuteronomy 4

July 29, 2014Daily Reading

Moses Commands Obedience 4 “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal-peor, for the Lord your God destroyed from among you all the men who followed the Baal of … Read More

Deuteronomy 3 Devotion

July 28, 2014Pastor's Blog

Plant Seeds “Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you.”  3:22 Nelson Henderson said, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”  That’s what Moses was doing in today’s passage. An act of disobedience had disqualified him from leading Israel into the land of promise. So, he is encouraging the next generation with the truths that he has personally experienced. That’s the job of every godly leader. Just think about how many times … Read More

Deuteronomy 3

July 28, 2014Daily Reading

The Defeat of King Og 3 “Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan. And Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. 2 But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have given him and all his people and his land into your hand. And you shall do to him as you did to Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.’ 3 So the Lord our God gave into our … Read More

Deuteronomy 2 Devotion

July 26, 2014Pastor's Blog

Our Part Remains Deuteronomy 2 brings a “bird’s-eye-view” of King Sihon’s defeat. Verse 24 popped out at me; “…See, I have given into your hand Sihon and his country. Begin to take possession of it and engage him in battle.” Ok, I read that and thought “Wait a minute, if God had given them land, then why was there still a battle coming?” The Lord quickly whispered that although the land WOULD be theirs, they still had to walk out their part in obedience and while the battle’s end result … Read More

Deuteronomy 2

July 26, 2014Daily Reading

The Wilderness Years 2 “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea, as the Lord told me. And for many days we traveled around Mount Seir. 2 Then the Lordsaid to me, 3 ‘You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward 4 and command the people, “You are about to pass through the territory ofyour brothers, the people of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful. 5 Do not contend with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much … Read More

Deuteronomy 1

July 25, 2014Daily Reading

The Command to Leave Horeb 1 These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 2 It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir toKadesh-barnea. 3 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the Lord had given him in commandment to them, 4 after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, … Read More