Highlights in Deuteronomy from DTB: These Words Are Your Life Part 1
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DTB Deuteronomy 32:47 These Words Are Your Life
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Dt 32:46 Set your heart on all the words of this law 47 not a futile thing...it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days
A. Required! Dt 10:12 what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good? 14 Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the LORD your God, also the earth with all that is in it. 15 chose you 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be stiffnecked no longer.
God appeals to our self-interest like in the Garden. Cx +thinking, eternal is more important; seek first the kingdom and His righteousness
Remember your roots, where were you before Christ? What has He done for you? God expects us to learn from our past, not pretend it didn’t happen. Better in the wilderness than Egypt, but not nearly as good progressing into the promised land. Where are you? Why did they lose FOLO? No fear of God; Rebellion (they knew better); Unbelief (didn’t know God nor believe promises). What hinders us?
B. Basis of Blessing 6 "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all peoples 7 nor choose....9 Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and hesed for a 1000 generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
10 and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. 11 Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them. 12 because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you the covenant and the hesed which He swore to your fathers. 13 And He will love you and bless you 14 You shall be blessed above all peoples;
C. Good Heart?Good Life Dt 1:28 brethren discouraged our heart 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them 29 seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. 39 Know, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth below: there is no one else.
Dt 2:7 LORD your God has blessed 46x you in all the work of your hands. 40 yrs LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing
Dt 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, obey always that it might be well with them
D. Recalling our past keeps us from prideful rebellion 1:26 Yet you wouldn’t go up, but rebelled cx the commandment of YHWH your God: 27 and you murmured in your tents, and said, because YHWH hated us, He has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt...to destroy us. 29 Don’t dread, nor be afraid of them. 30 YHWH your God who goes before you, He will fight for you, acc to all that He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness...32 Yet you didn’t believe YHWH your God, 34 YHWH heard the voice of your words, and was angry, and swore, saying, 35 not one of this evil generation see the good land, 36 except Caleb…’cs he has wholly followed YHWH. 37 Also YHWH was angry with me for your sakes, saying, You also shall not go in there
E. Consequences 3:22 You shall not fear them; for YHWH your God, He it is who fights for you. 23 I begged YHWH at that time, saying, 24 Lord YHWH, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand: for what god is there in heaven or in earth, that can do acc to your works, and mighty acts? 25 Please let me go over and see the good land 26 But YHWH was angry with me because of you, and didn’t listen to me; and YHWH said to me, Speak no more to me of this matter.
F. Take Heed 4:1 Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which YHWH, the God of your fathers, gives you. 4 But you who did cleave to YHWH your God are alive everyone of you this day. 5 taught..that you should do 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples... Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7 For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as YHWH our God is whenever we call on Him? 9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known
G. Promises 5:24 you said, "YHWH our God has showed us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God does speak with man, and he lives. 27 “Go near, and hear all that YHWH our God shall say: and speak to us all that YHWH our God shall speak to you; and we will hear it, and do it.” 28 YHWH heard the voice of your words 29 Oh that...such a heart in them, that they'd fear Me, and keep all My commands always, that it might be well with them
H. Hear-Do 6:3 Hear Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily as promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 4 Hear, Israel: YHWH is our God; YHWH is one: 5 and you shall love YHWH your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart; 7 and you shall teach them diligently..talk in house..walk by the way..lie down..rise up. 8 You shall bind for a sign on your hand...your eyes. 9 door-posts of your house, and on your gates. 11 full; 12 then beware lest you forget YHWH 13 You shall fear YHWH your God; and Him shall you serve, 18 You shall do that which is right and good in the sight of YHWH; that it may be well with you
I. Great Shea Dt 8:2 remember 40 years, humble..test/prove, to know what was in your heart, whether obey or not 3 humbled... allowed hunger...know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD
5 You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens/disciplines his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
Dt 8:14 heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, which brought you\ forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of mine hand has gotten me this wealth.
J. Pride 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations YHWH your God does drive them out from before you, and that He may establish the word which YHWH swore to your fathers 6 Know therefore, that YHWH your God doesn’t give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked people. 7 Remember, don’t forget, how you provoked YHWH your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day you went out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against YHWH.
12:4 You must not worship YHWH your God their way. 5 But seek the place which YHWH your God shall choose, and there you must go 7...rejoice in all...in which YHWH your God has blessed you. 8 You shall not do...whatever is right in your own eyes;
K. Steadfast Loyalty 13:1 If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder happens...saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for YHWH your God proves/tests you, to know whether you love YHWH your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after YHWH your God, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him, and cleave to Him.
L. Separated Distinct Holiness Js 4:8 Cleanse hands, purify heart 13:17 There shall cleave nothing of the devoted thing to your hand; that YHWH may turn from the fierceness of His anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion on you, and multiply you, as He has sworn to your fathers; 18 when you shall listen to the voice of YHWH your God, to keep all His commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of YHWH your God.
Rejecting Creation 22:5 woman not wear men’s clothing, nor man put on women’s clothing; whoever does is an abomination to YHWH
21:18 stubborn and rebellious son, not obey the voice of his father/mother, and, tho they chasten him, will not listen to them; 19 father/mother bring him out to the elders of his city 20 "This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard." 21 All the men of his city shall stone him to death...put away the evil from the midst of you; hear, and fear.
M. Preempt Presumption 17:12 The man who does presumptuously, in not listening to the priest...that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel. 13 All the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
17:19 copy of law shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear YHWH his God, to keep all the words of this law cars, cuties, cash, to do them; 20 that his heart not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he not turn aside from the commandment: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel. Cf 1Kg 10-11
N. Hear 18:13 You shall be blameless/perfect with YHWH your God. 15 YHWH your God will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me; to Him you shall listen; 16 acc to all that you desired of YHWH your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YHWH my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I not die. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I shall command Him. 19 whoever will not listen to My words which He shall speak in My name, I will require it of him.
23:5 YHWH your God wouldn’t listen to Balaam; but YHWH your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because YHWH your God loved you. 6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.
O. +/- 28:1 if you diligently obey the voice YHWH, to observe carefully all His commands...set you high above all nations 2 all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of YHWH your God: 3 Blessed shall you be in the city...
28:5 all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, 'cs you did not obey the voice YHWH your God, 47 'bc not serve YHWH your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48 you shall serve your enemies, YHWH will send cx you, hunger, thirst, nakedness, need of everything; put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed
63 just as YHWH rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you...will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing;
P. Know-Do 30:11 command is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. 14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.15 See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love YHWH your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep...that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land 17 But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, 18 surely perish; 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life 32:47 not a futile thing for you, 'cs it is your life, by this word you shall prolong your days
Q. Differential blessings 33:8 of Levi he said...9 Who says of his father and mother, ' I have not seen them'; nor did he acknowledge his brothers, or know his own children; for they have observed Your word and kept Your covenant. 10 They shall teach Judah Your judgments, and Israel Your law. They shall put incense before You, and a whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar. 11 Bless his substance, LORD, accept the work of his hands; Strike the loins of those who rise against him, and of those who hate him, that they rise not again."
33:13 of Joseph he said: "Blessed of the LORD is his land, with the precious things of heaven, dew, 14 fruits, produce 15 best things... 16 and the favor of Him 0who dwelt in the bush. Let the blessing come 'on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.' 17 His glory is like a firstborn bull...He shall push the peoples to the ends of the earth