Week 15 & 16: Deuteronomy 7-26
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Monday, Dec 21 Deuteronomy 7 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
1. According to Deuteronomy 7:7-8, why did God choose you to be among those who belong to Him through faith in Christ Jesus? According to Ephesians 1:4-6, how do those of us not biological descendants of Abraham also come under the promise God made to the ancestors of the nation of Israel?
Tuesday, Dec 22 Deuteronomy 8 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
2. Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 8:3 as He fended off the devil’s temptation (Matthew 4:4). How does remaining close to our Savior through His Word help you to avoid the temptation to ignore your need for Jesus and the salvation He earned for you on Calvary?
Wednesday, Dec 23 Deuteronomy 9-10 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
3. Deuteronomy 10 praises God for His greatness and His love. Deuteronomy 10:21 records Moses’ words about God, “He is your praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” To what wonders is Moses referring? What wonders come to your mind this Easter as you reflect on God’s goodness to you through Jesus?
Thursday, Dec 24 Deuteronomy 11-12 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
4. In Deuteronomy 11:2-7, God reminds the adults that their children have not seen with their own eyes the wonderful things God did for them. In verse 18-20 God reminds these same adults to make His words prominent in their lives and to share them with their children intentionally and continuously. What specifically would you like to share with the young people in your life about what God has done for you in Christ Jesus? What avenues for sharing God Word with the younger generation are open to you?
Friday, Dec 25 Deuteronomy 13 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
5. Like God’s Old Testament people, contemporary believers also hear enticements such as “Let us follow other gods” (Deuteronomy 13:2). In what form does that call come to you most loudly in your daily life? What can you do to avoid or silence that call in your life? How does God’s Spirit empower us to resist the temptation to “follow other gods”? See 1 Thessalonians 2:13.
Saturday, Dec 26 Deuteronomy 14-15 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
6. Deuteronomy 15:10-11 describes the attitude God desires His people to have toward those less fortunate. Describe this attitude & the promise God associates with it. God’s Word deals with this same topic in 2 Corinthians 9:10-11. What is the indescribable gift God has given us (2 Cor 9:15)?
Monday, Dec 28 Deuteronomy 16-17 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
1. Review Deuteronomy 17:18-20. Consider yourself in the leadership roles God has given you. Through what means will God empower and direct you as you serve Him in your leadership roles?
Tuesday, Dec 29 Deuteronomy 18-19 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
2. In Deuteronomy 18:17-18 Moses records, “the LORD said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in His mouth, and He will tell them everything I command Him.” In Jesus this prophecy found its fulfillment. In what ways is Jesus similar to Moses?
Wednesday, Dec 30 Deuteronomy 20-21 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
3. See Deuteronomy 20:1-4. Explain the source of confidence God’s people possess in the face of danger. Why does this confidence seem foolish to those without faith in the one true God?
Thursday, Dec 31 Deuteronomy 22-23 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
4. Compare Deuteronomy 22:1-4 with the commandment, “You shall not steal” (Deuteronomy 5:19). How do these two sections from Deuteronomy relate one to the other?
Friday, Jan 1 Deuteronomy 24 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
6. Review Deuteronomy 24:17-22. Describe how God desires His people to treat those who are in need, even those in need who are not among the fellowship of believers. See also Hebrews 13:16.
Saturday, Jan 2 Deuteronomy 25-26 Read & Listen Online (Click “Audio” link to listen)
6. According to Deuteronomy 26:16-19, how does God desire His people to differ from unbelievers? As God’s power works in us through the means of grace, what difference would God have us make among those unbelievers whose lives we touch? See 1 Peter 2:9-12.
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