Lesson 6 Review: For What Nation Is There So Great?

Lesson 6 For What Nation Is There So Great?

Introduction

Memory Text: “‘And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgments as are in this law which I set before you this day?’” (Deuteronomy 4:8, NKJV).

The recounting of events in the early chapters of Deuteronomy was not just for history buffs, instead, it showed the power and grace of God working through His people and it also showed that though they had gone wrong, God is still going to honor His covenant with them.

Why the specific warning in Deuteronomy 4:1,2 against adding to or removing from the law of God?

Satan seeks ways to change God’s law as a way to prosecute the work he started in heaven, and that’s why He presents a ‘revised’ law so as to change people from obeying God.

What are some of the consequences of adding or removing from God’s law?

The Israelites faced the consequence of having to deal with burdensome traditions because they had upheld pagan practices. It also made the commandment of God of none effect.

Why is discouraged by some people to indulge with people of different beliefs?

It is discouraged because by indulging with people who do not believe in the same thing we do, they may end up luring us into their own beliefs and we stand the risk of incurring God’s anger on us. The Israelites played harlotry with the pagan women which led to their spiritual harlotry against God because those women had turned their hearts from worshipping God to worshipping Baal Peor.

What important message is there for us in Deuteronomy 4:4?

Firstly, the cleaving showed that there was no middle ground, either you are for God or against Him as those who failed to cleave all died. We are the ones to make the choice to cleave, it is when we cleave by giving ourselves to God that we draw power and strength from Him to overcome temptations and challenges.

Why did the Lord say what He said to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 4:5-9?

He said it for them to know that they have been called, chosen among other nations for a special reason and that reason is that through them the rest of the families of the earth can be blessed.

What did the Lord especially say is the “wisdom” and “understanding” in the eyes of these nations?

The “wisdom” and “understanding” came from their keeping to the statues and judgments not merely by having them known. This obedience to God’s statues is what the other nations will see to confirm that they have “wisdom” and “understanding”.

In Conclusion,

What made Israel to be regarded as a nation so great among other nations, is the law of God they had. This law was perfect in its sense, through the Israelites the rest of the families of the earth were to be blessed. However, the Israelites at some point failed to show their “wisdom” and “understanding” to the world by not keeping to these statues and laws, this did no good for them nor the nations who were to witness their “wisdom” and “understanding”. The Law the Israelites had from God needed no more addition or subtraction because the consequences for doing so were great. However, Satan tries as much as possible to add and remove from the law of God so that we do not obey God in the way we are supposed to, but I pray that We cleave to God so we can draw strength and power to overcome temptations and challenges that may arise in Jesus’ name.

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Expiration: 6th November 2021

                   

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