Friday, October 24, 2014

The Book of Deuteronomy Chapters 13:4, 14:2

4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him, and shall keep his commandments, and hearken unto his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

2 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a precious people unto himself, above all the people that are upon the earth.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Book of Deuteronomy Chapter 12:4-5, 7-8, 12, 30-32

4 Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God, 5 But ye shall seek the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of your tribes, to put his Name there, and there to dwell, and thither thou shalt come,

7 And there ye shall eat before the Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, both ye, and your households, because the Lord thy God hath blessed thee. 8 Ye shall not do after all these things that we do here this day: that is, every man whatsoever seemeth him good in his own eyes.

12 And ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God, ye, and your sons and your daughters, and your servants, and your maidens, and the Levite that is within your gates: for he hath no part nor inheritance with you.

30 Beware, lest thou be taken in snare after them, after that they be destroyed before thee, and lest thou ask after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods, that I may do so likewise? 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for all abomination, which the Lord hateth, have they done unto their gods: for they have burned both their sons and their daughters with fire to their gods. 32 Therefore whatsoever I command you, take heed you do it: thou shalt put nothing thereto, nor take ought therefrom.

Also meditate upon - Joshua 1:7-9; Proverbs 30:5-6; Amos 3:7; Galatians 1:8-9; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teach Your Children of the Lord your God

The Book of Deuteronomy Chapter 11:1-2, 18-21

1 Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God and shalt keep that, which he commandeth to be kept: that is, his ordinances, and his laws and his commandments always. 2 And consider this day (for I speak not to your children, which have neither known nor seen) the chastisements of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm.

18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as a frontlet between your eyes,
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 20 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thine house, and upon thy gates, 21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

Also for today’s study - Proverbs 22:4-6

Monday, October 20, 2014

12 And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul? That thou keep the commandments of the Lord and his ordinances, which I command thee this day, for thy wealth? 14 Behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, and the earth, with all that therein is. 

17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, mighty and terrible, which accepteth no persons, nor taketh reward: 18 Who doeth right unto the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, giving him food and raiment. 19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God: thou shalt serve him, and thou shalt cleave unto him, and shalt swear by his Name. 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

The Book of Deuteronomy Chapter 10: 12-14, 17-21

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Sermon
Lights of the World Part 3
By Watchman Nee

Of Jesus' presence in the world it is written that "the darkness overcame it not" (John 1:5 margin). Nowhere in Scripture does it tell us of sin that we are to "overcome" it, but it distinctly says we are to overcome the world. In relation to sin God's word speaks only of deliverance; it is in relation to the world that it speaks of victory. We need deliverance from sin, because God never intended we should have any touch with it; but we do not need, nor should we seek, deliverance from the world, for it is in the purpose of God that we touch it. We are not delivered out of the world, but being born from above, we have victory over it. And we have that victory in the same sense, and with the same unfailing certainty, that light overcame darkness. "This is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith. And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1 John 5:4, 5). The key to victory is always our faith relationship with the victorious Son. "Be of good cheer," he said. "I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Only Jesus could make such a claim; and he could do so because he could earlier affirm: "The prince of the world ... hath nothing in me" (John 14:30). It was the first time that anyone on earth had said such a thing. He said it, and he overcame. And through his overcoming the prince of the world was cast out and Jesus began to draw men to himself. And because he said it, we now dare say it too. Because of my new birth, because "whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world," I can be in the same world as my Lord was in, and in the same sense as he was I can be utterly apart from it, a lamp set on a lampstand, giving light to all who enter the house. "As he is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17). The Church glorifies God, not by getting out of the world but by radiating his light in it. Heaven is not the place to glorify God; it will be the place to praise him. The place to glorify him is here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

6 Therefore shalt thou keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, that thou mayest walk in his ways, and fear him.
11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, not keeping his commandments and his laws, and his ordinances, which I command thee this day:
18 But remember the Lord thy God: for it is he which giveth thee power to get substance to establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as appeareth this day.
19 And if thou forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before you, so ye shall perish, because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.
The Book of Deuteronomy 8: 6, 11, 18-20

Also for meditation;
Deuteronomy 6:4-6; Proverbs 3; Proverbs 4; Proverbs 7; Matthew 4:4

Heavenly Father; I come before you this day, and ask for You to soften the hearts of my fellow citizens and heal my nation. It is we that have turned our faces away from You, and have sought other gods in the way of material objects and instant satisfaction. We have forgotten, or worse have refused to accept Your words as wisdom, but instead have sought the wisdom of men. I pray to You Lord, help us to return to You. Amen

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, the Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be a precious people unto himself, above all people that are upon the earth. 7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor chose you, because ye were more in number than any people: for ye were the fewest of all people: 8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, the Lord hath brought you out by a mighty hand, and delivered you out of the house of bondage from the hand of Pharaoh King of Egypt. 9 That thou mayest know, that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy unto them that love him and keep his commandments, even to a thousand generations,
10 And rewardeth them to their face that hate him, to bring them to destruction: he will not defer to reward him that hateth him, to his face. 11 Keep thou therefore the commandments, and the ordinances, and the laws, which I command thee this day to do them.
The Book of Deuteronomy Chapter 7:6-11

Additional Scripture upon which one may meditate 
Exodus 3:5, 19:5-6; Leviticus 19:2; Amos 3:2; 1 Peter 2:9