by Jerry Vines

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Rules for Life's Brutalities (9 of 13)
Series: Deuteronomy
Jerry Vines
Deuteronomy 19:1-21:9

The Lord had blessed the children of Israel in many wonderful ways. They had indeed been a blessed people. God was giving them a land, a Promised Land. They were getting ready to go into the land of Canaan. God had given them a land.

God has given them a law, the Ten Commandments, and the ramifications of those Ten Commandments. God has given them a land. God has given them the law.

Of course, God gave them Himself. The Lord says, "I'm going to go with you into that land." There are tremendous blessings that God gave to them.

The Bible is a real book about real people living real life. The Bible addresses itself to life as you and I live it. One of the reasons we study the Bible is because we see in the Bible the same kinds of problems, the same kinds of difficulties they faced in Bible days.

The basic problems of human life have remained the same through the centuries. We are real people and we are living real life. You have been out in a real world today. You have faced life as it really is.

The Bible is a real book. It addresses itself to these real needs. There are the blessings of life but there are also the problems of life.

As the children of Israel were getting ready to go into the Promised Land, there were going to be some problems. There were going to be issues that would arise.

Humanity is fallen. We are fallen creatures and we are sinners. Because of that, there are brutalities that occur. We refer to it sometimes as man's inhumanity to man.

There are, indeed, some very brutal things that take place in life. Turn on the television and you see life's brutalities. Pick up the newspaper and you read about life's brutalities.

God's Word deals with these inhumanities. What God is ensuring here is that there are rules to regulate how to deal with these brutalities. They have to be addressed. There ...

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