Deuteronomy 5:11-15

The Ten Commandments break into two sections.  The first section – commandments 1 through 4 – addresses our relationship with God.  This section is summarized as you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength (the greatest commandment – Matt 22:37-38).  The second […]

Deuteronomy 5:1-10

Moses begins his second address to the nation.  Now that he has established God’s faithfulness to Israel and how He has brought the nation to this place, Moses turns to the Law.  For Israel to be successful and live long in the Promised Land the people must know and keep the Law.  Moses has established […]

Exodus 19-20

Israel belongs to God because of His covenant with Abraham; its status is based on God’s choice and isn’t conditional.  In this text, however, God makes another covenant with the people and its promises come with conditions.  God promises them peace, prosperity, longevity and a place in the world as His special representatives IF they […]