Covenant Obedience

By Sean Finnegan

Deuteronomy 5:22-29   God first introduced himself to Israel through the ten plagues when He delivered the people from Egypt. Once they arrived at Mount Sinai, God came down in a flurry of fire, thunder, and earthquake. He spoke to them audibly from the midst of the fire atop the mountain. The people responded with a heart eager to listen and obey.

Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 18, 24-25   God instituted instructions on how Israel should pass on the commandments and Torah-lifestyle to the next generation. These included repeating His commands throughout the day, wearing them on their arms and heads, and writing them on their doorposts. God’s commandments were not to burden the people or control them. They were for their good—that it may go well with them.

Deuteronomy 27:4-8, 11-15   At the end of Deuteronomy, we find the final instructions in the covenant. Israel will build a monument of stone and plaster on which they will write “all the words of this law very plainly” (27:8). They will also climb two mountains and shout the blessings from one and the curses from the other. The community ceremony will impress the importance of obeying God’s commands in the land.

Deuteronomy 4:23; 6:10-15; 8:11   Over and over God expresses the concern that His people will forget how to worship Him and how to obey His just laws. What practices do you have in your life to not forget how to worship God and live righteously?

Deuteronomy 4:31   Thankfully, God does not forget us. He is a merciful God who is eager to forgive when we fail.

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