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Week 10 Day 5
Canaan is God's garden (note verse 12)and the people of Israel are invited to live there
The key to such living
is obedience to the goodness of God
as expressed in his righteous laws.
Why did God choose Israel?
Moses has made it clear
Israel is to replace the evil in the land
with the righteousness of God
Israel is to be a shining example of
Israel has been groomed for the task
and challenged now
to go and do it.
IF YOU . . . ; THEN I . . . .
Obedience to God makes you strong and able to overcome.
8"Keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong and go in and possess the land, and prolong your days in the land. 10For the land which you go to possess is not like the land from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it as a vegetable garden; 11but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.
13"If you earnestly obey My commandments as I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and soul, 14then I will give you rain for your land in its season, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. 15 I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled. 16Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them, 17lest the Lord's anger be aroused, and He shut up the heavens so that there be no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which the Lord is giving you.
18"Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your
heart and soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand. They
shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19Teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise.
22"If you carefully keep all these commandments--to
love the Lord, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to
Him--23then the Lord will drive out all these nations from
before you. 24Every place on which the sole of your foot
treads shall be yours; from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. 25No man shall be able to stand against you, the Lord your God will put the dread of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
26"Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse:
27the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord
your God: 28and the curse, if you do not obey, but turn
aside from the way which I command you today, to go
after other gods which you have not known.'' This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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