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Doing Your Duty (10 of 13)
You are going to be surprised at some of the things we find in these chapters. You may be shocked, in fact, to discover some of the things in the Bible. Unless you have been a regular Bible reader and have been periodically reading through the Old Testament, we may run into some things that you have never seen.
Keep in mind in the book of Deuteronomy that we have a series of farewell sermons given by Moses, the leader of the people of God, to the children of Israel to guide them and direct them once they are in the Promised Land.
We know that God loves His people. God gave His law, not to restrict His people, but to guard the happiness and the well-being of His people. One of the things that may come as a surprise to you is that the Bible deals with every relationship of life. There is nothing we experience in relationships and in society today which is not dealt with in the Bible.
We have to keep in mind that in the Old Testament they are under the law. You and I are living under grace. You have to read these passages of Scripture with your New Testament glasses on. You have to keep in mind that this was one stage of revelation. In order to get the total picture, you have to go all the way into the New Testament and read these passages with the final revelation given to us in the New Testament.
But you are going to discover that every imaginable subject is dealt with. He will talk about marriage relationships. He will talk about the importance of family. He will deal with farming, various aspects of economy. It will deal with what is proper clothing. It will deal with matters of personal hygiene and public health. It covers the landscape of human existence.
These verses are a little hard to group together so instead of just going in consecutive chapters, I'm going to have to jump back and forth along the way and organize these chapters around certain subjects, grou ...
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