Thru the Bible – Day 62

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Day 62 – Thru the Bible

Today we continue through Deuteronomy and Psalms.

Deuteronomy 28 – Perhaps no other text in the Old Testament articulates so clearly the blessings of the covenant held out to God’s people upon their obedience as these first 14 verses do. And perhaps no other text in the Old Testament articulates so clearly obedience as the condition for these blessings.

The problem is that we do NOT abide by all the things written in God’s law. Left to ourselves, the result can ONLY be curse rather than blessing (Galatians 3:10).

How does this reveal our need for Jesus? Hint: Romans 5:19; Galatians 3:13-14

We have been freed from the obligation to keep the law in order to merit the promised blessings (Galatians 5:1), so how do we use this freedom? Hint: Galatians 5:13-14

 

Deuteronomy 29 – While God has not revealed everything in an absolute sense, He has revealed everything that we need to know (1 Peter 1:3). And He has certainly revealed much more “in these last days” through “His Son” (Hebrews 1:2). Since God has revealed more to us in the new covenant, “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Hebrews 2:1).

How do we know we can rely on the grace of God that is ours through Him who suffered death in our place? Hint: Hebrews 2:9.

 

Psalm 62 – Salvation comes by trusting God alone. But trusting God alone brings disciples into conflict with a world that trusts itself (1 John 3:1, 13). Ultimately, David’s trust is in a God who alone “is my rock and my salvation” (Psalm 62:6). These words describe the character and heart of God.

How do we see the full provision ultimately revealed in the coming Savior? Hint: John 16:33.

Jesus enables believers to overcome the world by providing a more sure foundation and a more enduring hope (1 John 5:5). The world’s focus is to gain power and possessions, which will vanish (James 5:3), but the hope of believers is eternally secure, because their honor and riches are safely stored in heaven (Matthew 6:19–20).

David reasons that if God can be trusted for salvation, then he can be entrusted with everything else, even one’s reputation. True faith is not only bolstered by a strong God; it is emboldened by His love. Not only do we need strength for our wills but fuel for our emotions, as well. God provides both (2 Corinthians 1:3–4).

When believers remember God’s steadfast love, they will actually look forward to judgment, because that love has taken their sins away, as the scapegoat symbolized on the Day of Atonement (Exodus 34:6–7; Leviticus 16:1–34). On that same day, the blood of the other goat symbolized the atoning righteousness to be provided through the final Lamb (1 Peter 1:19). The believer can look forward to the judgment because in Jesus, we have nothing to fear.

How does this draw you closer to Jesus?

 

What other thoughts or questions does today’s reading bring up?

 

Some of these notes are from the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible study notes. We highly recommend this study Bible.

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