Retelling of the Law


Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying, “The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you. Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them.’” Deuteronomy 1:5-8.

The scriptures are not just a story or a series of assigned readings. Once we have read it, we haven’t finished a task and can move on. It must be heard and read again and again to remind us of the majesty of God. Otherwise, we rely on the material world for our wisdom, and begin to believe we are our own gods.

God is eternal and transcendent, and has a totally different perspective than we do. He knows the end from the beginning, and we can partake of His divine nature through faith in Him. This is why we study and savor His word over and over again. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

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