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3 Year Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 6

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is Deuteronomy 6.

General:

  • After repeating the Ten Commandments in chapter 5, Moses now explains how important those commandments are to the people of Israel in chapter 6
    • Love and fear of God are connected
      • We are in awe of a holy and just God, especially when the law makes us aware of our own unworthiness
      • Yet we realize how much God loves us and see the depths He went to in order to save us
        • We then love Him in response
        • We express that love in obedience to God’s commandments
  • Verse 4 became known as the “Shema”, since that is the Hebrew word for “hear”
    • Israel was about to enter a land where the people surrounding them had many different gods
    • Moses wanted the people to remember that they were servants of just one God, the true God
    • This phrase became a common part of an Israelite household
  • Verses 6-9 express the importance of Christian education
    • Parents were to talk about God and His commands with their children each day
    • One commentator expressed how many later Jews took these commands literally: “Jewish males, 13 and older, tie phylacteries on to their foreheads and their left arms – two little black boxes containing tiny parchment scrolls on which are written four passages of the Hebrew Scriptures. Observant Jews also fasten mezuzoth to the door frames of their homes and public buildings – small wooden or metal boxes that hold two scrolls on which are written this verse and Deuteronomy 11:13-21.”
  • Moses prepared Israel for the kind of land they would find in Canaan; it would be very different from their time in Egypt
    • The Israelites would find the land flourishing with cisterns for water, vineyards, and other types of gardens planted by the land’s inhabitants
      • Israel would be the beneficiaries of others’ work when God gave them the new land
    • Moses warned the people not to take these great blessings for granted, but to remember that God had given them all things
  • It’s interesting to note that two of Jesus’ responses to the devil’s temptation in the wilderness are found in this chapter
    • When the devil offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if he would bow down to him, Jesus replied with “Fear the Lord your God and serve him only.”
    • When the devil told Jesus to throw himself off the temple, Jesus replied with “Do not test the Lord your God.”
      • Moses references an incident at Massah in this section
      • At that point the Israelites had argued with Moses and with God, asking why God had brought them out of Egypt to die
  • In verse 20 Moses gives instructions for parents to instruct their children in the future about these commandments
    • He sets them in the framework of God’s loving action in rescuing Israel from slavery
    • The children were to realize that this was their history too, that God had rescued them as well and their obedience to these commandments would be their loving response

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3 Year Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 5

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is Deuteronomy 5.

General:

  • Chapter 5 begins with Moses assuring the people that God’s covenant at Mt. Sinai had not been intended only for the Israelites of that generation, but for each new Israelite generation that sprung up
    • Verse 5 gives us the detail of how terrified Israel was by God’s presence at Sinai
  • Verse 6 is an introduction to the Ten Commandments; they are given within the framework of God’s grace
    • God is reminding the people that He loves them and rescued them from slavery in Egypt
    • Therefore these commandments should be understood as coming from a God of love, who wants what’s best for His people
      • So often we are tempted to think of the 10 Commandments as limits to our fun or a way for God to punish us; this verse shows us the truth
    • Former Seminary professor August Pieper commented on this verse: “There is no purer, more heart-warming gospel in the whole Scripture than this verse with its promise.”
  • Verses 7-8 comprise the First Commandment with God’s prohibition to Israel about making images to worship
    • Sadly we know from Israel’s history that they fell into this sin of idolatry repeatedly
  • Verses 12-15 show us that the Sabbath rest was extended to animals and to non-Israelites living in their midst
    • In this way Israel would become a light to all nations, showing them the eternal rest that only God could provide them
  • Verses 16-21 deal with commandments 4-10, which we know as the 2nd table of the Law
    • They cover our interactions with other people on earth
    • The commandments about coveting make it clear that God cares even about our thoughts, since they reflect what’s in our heart
  • Verses 23-27 illustrate how terrified the Israelites were by the voice of God and by the prospect of disobeying His laws
    • They asked Moses to speak to God on their behalf; they feared they would die if they came into contact with a holy, powerful God
    • This pre-figured the work Jesus would do as intercessor between mankind and God
      • 1 Timothy 2:5
      • Romans 8:1-2
  • In verse 29 God recognizes the Israelites’ attitude as being good and declared His desire that Israel would always love and respect Him and would demonstrate that attitude by obeying His commandments
    • This was not for His benefit, but for theirs
    • “…that it may go well with them and their children forever!”

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