Greater Obedience is our new theme for the next few months.
““Every commandment that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, so that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord swore [to give] to your fathers.”
Deuteronomy 8:1 AMP
Be careful to do.
So you may live.
So you may multiply.
So you may go in.
So you may posses the land.
““Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by failing to keep His commandments and His judgments (precepts) and His statutes which I am commanding you today;”
Deuteronomy 8:11 AMP
Beware means being aware.
Do not forget? How does forgetting look like?
“otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,”
Deuteronomy 8:12 AMP
Eaten and are satisfied?
Built good houses.
Lived in them.
“and when your herds and flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have increases,”
Deuteronomy 8:13 AMP
Multiply & multiply
All that you have increases.
“then your heart will become lifted up [by self-conceit and arrogance] and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”
Deuteronomy 8:14 AMP
First was beware now danger.
Heart become lifted up. By self-concept and arrogance.
Forget where he brought you out of, the land of Egypt.
Out of the house of slavery. You and I were slaves to sin, addictions, hate, etc
“He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; it was He who brought water for you out of the flinty rock.”
Deuteronomy 8:15 AMP
He led you through.
He brought water for you out of rock. Miracles
“He fed you manna in the wilderness, [a substance] which your fathers did not know, so that He might humble you [by dependence on Him] and that He might test you, to do good [things] for you at the end.”
Deuteronomy 8:16 AMP
He fed you.
Humble you. By dependence on Him.
He test us.
The reason, benefit, To do good things for you at the end.
“Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’”
Deuteronomy 8:17 AMP
God humbles us and test us to help us keep our reliance upon Him.
“But you shall remember [with profound respect] the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore (solemnly promised) to your fathers, as it is this day.”
Deuteronomy 8:18 AMP
REMEMBER WITH PROFOUND RESPECT THE LORD YOUR GOD.
IT IS HE WHO GIVES THE POWER TO MAKE WEALTH.
CONFIRMING HIS COVENANT
“And it shall come about if you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will most certainly perish.”
Deuteronomy 8:19 AMP
Forget the Lord your God
Follow other Gods
Serve them & worship them
God testify against us.
You will perish.
“Like the nations which the Lord causes to perish before you, so shall you perish; because you would not listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God.”
Deuteronomy 8:20 AMP
“For the Israelites walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, died because they did not listen to the voice of the Lord; to them the Lord had sworn [an oath] that He would not let them see the land which He had promised to their fathers to give us, a land [of abundance] flowing with milk and honey.”
Joshua 5:6 AMP