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Obeying God Deuteronomy 11:1-32 For today’s weekly discussion I choose Obeying God as my topic being I have previously discussed humility and talked about sin. I felt compelled to say obedience is better than sacrifice. This discussion is taken from this month’s devotional and the entire devotional is published on www.issuu.com

“Therefore, thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments always. And know you this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not see the chastisement of the Lord your god, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm.”

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he setting of this text is where Moses is reminding the children of Israel why it is prudent to obey God. First, the nation of Israel’s new generation was reminded that they should love God and obey all that He asks them to do. Second, they were reminded why it was prudent to obeying God and this reminder was in the form of the many acts and miracles He performed in delivering Israel out of bondage to Pharaoh. During their wilderness journey, God fed them without any effort on their part and provided water from a rock and this prevented Israel from having to search for water in dry land—the desert. What was Israel’s appreciation? Israel whined and complained which resulted in many dying in the wilderness. A journey that lasted forty years that was designed to last forty days---disobedience and rebellion. What does this say for obeying God? Disobedience brings chastisement and curses while obedience brings blessings and a fruitful life. Verse 26 brings home the benefits from obeying God. The nation Israel is an example for modern day humanity and the results of each decision we make. Obedience-blessings, disobedience-chastisement which do you chose? Comments are welcome. Visit me on www.facebook.com www.issuu.com www.goodshepherdwritingandpublishing.com Contact me at: wwhite@goodshepherdwritingandpublishing.com www.facebook.com


Obeying God