Deuteronomy 5

Themes: God speaks to us directly; God makes a covenant with us directly; God has a mediator between Himself and His people; God speaks to teach His people His commands and statutes that life will go well for His people and their children; Man does not want to hear God speak to him. Verses 1-5: … More Deuteronomy 5

Deuteronomy 4

Themes: God’s promises are conditional; the Lord is revered for the gift of His presence and righteous laws; teach the commands to your children; idolatry forbidden at any time; repentance from idolatry is always received; the Lord demonstrates He is God; obedience leads to living in the land; Verses 1-5: God says to keep His … More Deuteronomy 4

Deuteronomy 3

Themes: God gives the victory and defeats our enemies; we must fight the battle in our humanity; God is specific, gives rest after the battle and keeps His promises and judgements. Verses 1-11: God sent Israel to battle and defeat Og King of Bishon. Israel took possession of all of Og’s cities in accordance with … More Deuteronomy 3

Deuteronomy 2

Themes: Back to the beginning; God keeps His promise; Possession of the Land. Verse 1: After Israel’s defeat the Lord led Israel back towards the Red Sea symbolizing a return to where they began. They would be reminded of where the came from as they saw the Red Sea. They would remember passing through the … More Deuteronomy 2

Deuteronomy 1

Israel is now at the gates of the Promised Land.  Moses begins by recapping Israel’s journey to the point. Themes: God keeps His promises; God always takes the lead in providing whether it be protection, care, sustenance, etc. His people are always recipient’s of His grace. His people never lead. He is specific in His … More Deuteronomy 1

Pace of a Plant

Life has a speed to it and you can define that speed as the ‘pace of a plant’ as a friend of mine said once.  In other words look at nature and you will see how fast God intends for life to move. This is important to the Gospel because it sets the reality and … More Pace of a Plant

Heaven or hell?

Is the Bible written so that heaven or hell are presented to mankind as their eternal destiny? Does Jesus spend three years preaching to the Jews that they are going to heaven or hell it’s their choice? Is the goal of the Bible and it’s teachings designed to bring men to a place where the … More Heaven or hell?