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The Choice Is Yours (11 of 13)
We are moving rapidly to the conclusion of our studies of Deuteronomy. I would like to make a personal appeal to you to do your very best to come the next two Wednesday nights to hear the two concluding messages.
Tonight we are going to be studying around the theme "The Choice Is Yours." God, through Moses, calls the people of God to make a choice as He calls us to make a choice as well.
Then we will be looking next week at chapters 31 and following, and we will talk about "The Farewell Song." Moses composes a farewell song and we will study it. Then the final message will be entitled "Good Bye, Moses." We will see Moses as God takes him to heaven and as the children of Israel prepare to go into the land of Promise.
Keep in mind that the children of Israel were right on the verge of going into the Promised Land. Forty years prior to this they had the opportunity to go in, and you will remember that because of their unbelief they turned, went away, and they spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness. Now they are going in.
Moses has been giving a series of farewell sermons. He is getting ready to go to heaven. The children of God are going to move forward. They are going to go into the Promised Land. So Moses has been sharing with them these final words. He's seeking to prepare them for the Promised Land. He reiterates the law. We have a version of the Ten Commandments given in the book of Deuteronomy.
He is coming now to final things. One of the great themes of Deuteronomy is the theme of obedience. He underscores the importance of obedience, and he does it in a negative and a positive way. For instance, he talks about the problems of disobedience, what will happen if you disobey the Lord. He also, on the positive side, will talk about the blessings of obedience. God wants His people to be obedient.
When I was what we use to call "juniors" ...
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