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Deuteronomy 30:1-10,19-20 True Life is found only when we choose to live according to God’s purposes. Restored People (Deut. 30:1-5). Moses envisaged the possibility that God’s people would one day rebel against Him as their ancestors had done. Moses laid the blessings of obedience (Deut. 28:1-14) and the curses for disobedience (Deut. 28:15-68). Moses summarized [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments


Deut. 6:1-13 Our focal passage this week is among the most cherished in Judaism. Indeed, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 is referred to as “The Great Shema” (pronounced Shuh-mah). The Promise (Deut. 6:1-3). The word, “commandment,” renders the Hebrew mitzvah, a collective term referring to all the statutes and judgments the Lord commanded Moses to teach His people [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments


Deuteronomy 4:1-9 Listen (Deut. 4:1-5). In grade school, students were taught to “stop, look, and listen” before crossing a train track. Responsible teachers were helping these young ones by instilling sound principles of caution. In a similar way, Moses encouraged the Israelites to listen to the “statutes and ordinances” he was teaching them. Adherence to [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments


Deuteronomy 5:17; 19:4-13 January 19 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In churches all across America, people will be reminded that God values human life and expects His people to value it as well. Prohibition (Deut. 5:17). The Hebrews had multiple words meaning, “to kill.” The word used in Deuteronomy 5:17 and in Exodus 20:13 [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Explore the Bible|0 Comments