Monday, December 13, 2010

Deuteronomy 4

6 comments:

Chris said...

Shivers. I've underlined v9, 29, 31, 39, 40. Story plays such a big part of how God shows His love and even himself. Tell these things to your children, remind them of what has happened. Don't let these things slip from your heart.

So, as our children age, how do we use story in a way that does not make them roll their eyes? God's Story will captivate, encourage, motivate and should even drive us in holy fear to revere Him. I need to ask the Spirit to set my words into action as I tell, discuss, and pray Scripture with my boys. I desire that reverence and captivation for them with our Holy God. To seek him with all our heart and soul.

Also, I love that in the same passage as the "consuming fire, jealous God" there is "merciful God, not abandon".

Vs.40 is echoed again in ch5:16, and reminded me of a passage in Ted Tripp's parenting books... the motivation for our childrent to obey comes from this: that it may go well with you, and you may have a long life. Disobey your parents? Your life MAY not go well, and you MAY not have a long life. That makes me smile, but there is truth in it as well.

Prairie Chick said...

"don't add to these commands, and don't leave anything out, but obey..." v2

How often do I "add" to the exhortation of scripture? Quite often I think. I can become burdened like the Pharisees wanting to avoid all appearance of evil when really what God cares about is a heart that is humble and supple.

"But even there you can look for the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you look for Him with your whole being." v29

God does pursue us, but it is when He pursue Him (truly push away all the other idols in our life that crowd Him out) that He truly turns and lavishes us with His presence and grace. Sometimes He holds back so that we will learn the discipline of pursuing Him HARDER than ever, and experiencing that joy of reaching new heights with Him.

"Because the Lord loved your ancestors, He chose you, their descendants, and He brought you out of Egypt..." v37

What a testimony. Oh to have THAT kind of relationship with the Lord, that His intimacy with ME would cause Him to be passionate about my descendants and calling them and preserving them.

Prairie Chick said...

>> I desire that reverence and captivation for them with our Holy God. To seek him with all our heart and soul. <<

Mmmm... amen.

Elisa said...

The Lord showed you those things so that you might know He is God.There is no other God except Him. vs-35

Do not worship idles because God is the only God.He can do anything.

Shailey said...

"For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on him."vs7

How can a god that you made help you?It can't.God made us thats why he can help us,if we do something wrong it's like being broken and God can fix us 'cause He made us,if we make something and it breaks we can fix it because we made it.

Berry Girl said...

v7 jumped out at me too - who else has a god like our Lord God? Who else has a god so near to it, one that they can call on the way that we can?
Beautiful.