January 10, 2020

Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-8

 Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.

Deuteronomy 4:1-8

Come to our Sunday Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Moegagogo Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/ccmla.

Reflect on the Notes below in our Life Group Zoom, Mondays at 7:30PM.

Sermon Main Idea: The presence of God and the Will of God display the grace of God.

Text Notes:

  • Israel urged to obey God’s Law. (v.1)
    • Listen = שָׁמַע shema: to hear, listen, and obey.
    • Obeying God’s Law opens God’s people to God’s blessings.
  • God’s Law is sufficient. (v.2)
    • cf. Deuteronomy 1:3 – Moses preaches to Israel all that God has commanded him.
    • All Israel needs to do is follow God’s Law.
  • Obeying God’s Law is the key to life. (v. 3-4)
    • The example of the incident at Baal-peor (Numbers 25)
      • Those who worshipped Baal of Peor were destroyed.
      • Those who trusted the LORD were Moses’ audience.
  • Obeying God’s Law is a witness to the world. (v. 5-6)
    • God’s Law blesses God’s people and points all people to God.
  • Israel’s privilege of knowing God and His Will (v. 7-8)
    • God is near to Israel and hears them.
    • God has revealed His righteous Will to Israel, which gives them life.

Life Note: Obeying God’s Law is how we love God in return.

Reflection Questions:

  • What are some things that keep us from obeying God’s Law?
  • What are some things that compel us to obey God’s Law?
  • Why is obeying God’s Law the proper way to love God in return?

Prayer: Lord, thank You that I can trust in You for accomplishing Your Perfect Work in all situations. Thank You for the Grace You give by Your Law. Help me to grow in the knowledge of Your Law and in diligence and faith to abide by it. Help me to live in obedience to Your statutes, that I would give You glory. In Jesus’ Precious Name I pray, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Biblestudytools.com): John 20:1-18; 2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87