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The command to obey

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Deuteronomy 11:1 NASB95
1 “You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.

I. The reason to obey (10:14-22)

Who He is...
It all belongs to God
Deuteronomy 10:14 NASB95
14 “Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
He is the God of gods
Deuteronomy 10:17–18 NASB95
17 “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. 18 “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
What He has done...
God set His affection
Deuteronomy 10:15 NASB95
15 “Yet on your fathers did the Lord set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
Deut 7:6-9
Kept His promise
Deuteronomy 10:22 NASB95
22 “Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.

II. We remember what God has done (11:2-7)

Deliverance Deut 11:3-4
Deuteronomy 11:3–4 NASB95
3 and His signs and His works which He did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land; 4 and what He did to Egypt’s army, to its horses and its chariots, when He made the water of the Red Sea to engulf them while they were pursuing you, and the Lord completely destroyed them;
Discipline Deut 11:5-6
Deuteronomy 11:5–6 NASB95
5 and what He did to you in the wilderness until you came to this place; 6 and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, among all Israel—

III. We are to be reminded of God’s commands (11:18-20)

v 18 -tie on you hands
v 19 - teach the future generations
v 20 - live under the commandments

IV. We will be rewarded for our obedience (11:13-15, 21-25)


Blessing vs curse (vv. 26-28)
New Testament
John 17:11-21
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