Deuteronomy 10:1-22 – “What does the Lord require of you?”

Deuteronomy 10:1-22

WHAT A LIFE CHANGING QUESTION. 

What is the answer?

Moses gives three answers to this question.  In each answer he states the requirements, but also the reason and motivation behind these requirements.  THE MOTIVATION is WHO GOD IS.

In other words, we do what we do because of WHO GOD IS and what HE HAS DONE.

What God requires – vv. 12b-15

LIVE AS GOD’S PEOPLE

  1. Fear the Lord
  2. Walk in all His ways
  3. Love Him
  4. Serve the Lord with all your heart and soul
  5. Keep the commandments and statutes…for your good.

One’s attitude – Fear and love

One’s actions – Walk, Serve, Keep

To live as God’s people is to live faithful, not perfect.

Why….Because of WHO GOD IS – v. 14

Heaven and Earth belong to God

  • And all that is in it

He is the Sovereign Ruler and the Great Shepherd of His people

  • GRACE AND POWER

How this should impact our life – v. 15

We live our life differently – Understanding the Rule and Care of the Lord – We are His special people to live for His Glory.

  • His Grace and Love

HIS PEOPLE (Israel/Church) ARE CHOSEN TO LIVE FOR HIS GLORY!  When I live the changed life… I AM LIVING FOR HIS GLORY.

What God requires – vv. 16-19

OPEN UP YOUR HEART

  1. Circumcise the heart
  2. Stop stiffening the neck (stubborn) – v. 16

When our heart is right, then it is open/soft to the things of God.

  • No longer living a stubborn life… resistant to the things of God (His will and ways)

Why ….Because of WHO GOD IS . 17

God of gods and Lord of lords

  • Great, Mighty, Awesome, Just (Not partial and takes no bride)

OUR MASTER, RULER, LORD OF OUR LIFE

  • His authority, His kingship

How this should impact our life– vv. 18-19

With a changed heart – We Recognize Who God is – We realize what He will do.  (We can trust Him)

Create in me a clean heart – Psalm 51:1-12

Enacts justice.

  • To the Fatherless and Widow

Love and Provides

  • To the sojourner

What God Requires – vv. 20-22

TRULY WORSHIP HIM

  1. Fear
  2. Serve Him
  3. Hold Fast to Him
  4. By His name you shall swear

HIM, HIM, HIM

Serve Him with gladness – Psalm 100:2

As He supplies – 1 Peter 4:11

Why….Because of WHO GOD IS – v. 21

He is our praise

  • Has done these great things

How this should impact our life – vv. 22

He will continue to do…

  • He keeps His promises…Israel in Egypt.

He is worthy because of who He is and what He has done.

  • Covenant Keeping God
  • Provided a means of redemption for His people

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