Deuteronomy 8:1-20 – “Remember the Lord”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Jan 17th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week.

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 – Remember the Lord


Where we are in the text:

  • Chap 6 – Teach the Law
  • Chap 7 – Conquer the Land
  • Chap 8 – Remember the Lord

A major component of this chapter is God’s care, guidance, and provision for them as they wandered in the wilderness (God disciplined the previous generation).  He knew once this generation entered their new land of blessing could cause a LACK OF FOCUS. As we live in our land… how important is it for believers today to remember? 

These Chapters may seem repetitive to us each week (remember, this was given as one speech to the people (4:44-11:32)

Be Careful – v. 1

To do the whole commandment


  • Pay attention, take the time and effort. Take it seriously
  • REAL HOPE…I get to live this way
  • Joyful followship (obedience)

Commandment – All that God has told them.  All that God has given to His people.  SO THAT THEY KNOW HIM and FOLLOW AFTER HIM and LIVE FOR HIM.

So that you

  • Live and multiply
  • Go in and possess (blessings follow obedience)
  • Remember what God has done
  • Keep His Word
  • Do not forget who He is and who you are

Remember the Whole Way– vv. 2-5

The Lord has led

What He has done for you

  • For them it was the wilderness wandering
  • What about us?  Salvation/Sanctification

It made you who you are today

  • Humbled
  • Tested

A great lesson for God’s people today (the Church).  God never going to leave His people.  His Mission is Redemption….nothing else.  REMEMBER THIS!!!!!!!!  We lose hope when we focus on the wrong mission.

Keep His Commandments– vv. 6-10

BY Walking in His ways and by fearing Him

Continue to keep/walk/daily live out

  • HE IS bringing you into the Land.
  • Remember 7:6 … God’s special treasure/possession…He is using His people for a purpose (HIS GLORY)

KEY….TO bless the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. v. 10b (as we walk…we bless HIM)

Take Care to not forget – v. 11-18

The LORD your God (who He is)

By not keeping/believing/obeying

  • His statues, commandments, rules

WHEN everything is going well

  • We get happy…prosperous
  • v. 14a – then in your heart you will forget
  • our circumstances can and will effect our heart…if we FORGET

Lest you SAY IN YOUR HEART my power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth –  v. 17

  • How soon we forget?!?!
  • IN THE HEART…SELF IS PUT ON the throne that God belongs.
  • MY power, might, hand….GOT ME HERE

CONCLUSION – vv. 19-30 (bookend)

A warning/The reality of disobedience

If you forget…the Lord your God

Go after other nations

  • Serve and worship
  • What we do indicates whom we worship

You will perish – Like other nations

  • God is fair
  • God is just

Because…..They did not obey the voice of God – v. 20b

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