Scripture: Deuteronomy 5-7. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
Moses went over, once again, and stressed the importance of the Ten Commandments to the Israelites. Moses commanded the Israelites to hear, learn, and obey God’s statutes. The belief of one god – monotheism – was a feature of the Hebrew religion. The Israelites were to believe and trust in the one and only true God, for they would be entering land where people believed in many gods. Moses also warned the people not to forget about God when they entered the promised land and grew prosperous. God told the Israelites to completely destroy their enemies of the land, and they were to obey God completely and fully.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
Just as the Israelites entered into a covenant with God, we, as Christians, have also entered into a covenant with God through His son, Jesus Christ. We should be responsive to what our God expects. Check out Deuteronomy 5 to re-read the Ten Commandments! We must love God, follow His commandments, teach and share His commandments with others, and live by the guidelines in His Word. We must love God with all of ourselves, and completely rely on Him, never forgetting about Him. By obeying God’s commands, we can have a right relationship with Him, the way He intended it to be. God chose the nation of Israel, and He has chosen all believers today to be a part of His great plan of eternity with Him one day. We can’t even begin to imagine what we will one day experience with our Heavenly Father.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the covenant that You have entered into with us through Your son Jesus. Please help us to live by the guidelines that You have given to us through Your Word. Help us to completely rely upon You, Father. Please forgive us, guide us, and protect us as we go through trials and tribulations in life. Thank You for each and every blessing You give to us all. We love You and thank You. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.