2019-10-15

Deut 7-8

Deuteronomy 7-8 records part of God’s stipulation with the Israelites. If the Israelites do such and such, God will provide such and such. Chapter seven begins with God’s guidance to clear lands of many nations for the Israelites. God reminded the Israelites not to covet their possessions, do not intermarry, and do not worship their gods. As the Israelites obey God’s commands to them and continue to honor God, God will continue to bless them according to His covenant. Throughout chapter 7-8, God continued to remind the Israelites to remember God and obey His commandments for the Israelites are holy people chosen by God.

Critical Thinking Questions

The Israelites are promised with blessings if they follow God’s commandments and honor Him as the One and only God. Even though we as believers today are not promised with the same blessings, how are we to live in lives that is God honoring and pleasing in His eyes? Are there aspects in our lives right now that may inhibit us from living a life that pleases God?

— Isaac

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  1. 40年了,一個世代已經過去了,在即將進入應許之地,就是即將進入流奶與蜜的迦南美地之前,神藉摩西吩咐以民,要將神的吩咐記在心上,也要殷勤地教訓兒女。(申6:6, 7a)
    「神在曠野引導你這四十年,是要苦煉你,試驗你,要知道你心內如何,肯守他的誡命不肯。……使你知道,
    人活著不是單靠食物,乃是靠耶和華口裏所出的一切話。」(申8:2-3)

    當我們軟弱缺乏困頓之時,我們會依靠神;當有一日,我們有能力、富足且順利時呢?
    不可說『這貨財是我力量、我能力得來的。』你要記念耶和華你的神,因為得貨財的力量是祂給你的。(申8:17-18)

    「因為你歸耶和華你神為聖潔的民;耶和華你神從地上的萬民中揀選你,特作自己的子民。……
    耶和華專愛你們,揀選你們,並非因你們……,只因耶和華愛你們……,
    所以,你要知道耶和華你的神,祂是神,是信實的神;向愛祂、守他誡命的人守約,施慈愛,直到千代……;
    所以,你要謹守遵行我今日所吩咐你的誡命、律例、典章。」(申7:6-11)

    感謝主,給我們如此殊榮厚愛,我們理當盡心、盡性、盡力愛耶和華我們的神,敬畏祂、事奉祂、遵行祂旨意。 —- Solomon Liu

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