Summary: To show that our LORD JESUS is our reason to rejoice, eat and have peace.
Are you acknowledging the LORD before you eat?
Yes. We pray and eat. 1 Corinthians 10:31
So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that our LORD JESUS is our reason to rejoice, eat and have peace.
And you shall offer peace offerings, and eat there and rejoice before the Lord your God.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for we acknowledge You as the Prince of Peace who constantly brought us constant perfect peace.
Acknowledge JESUS in everything
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Our peace offering is the LORD JESUS
"And you shall offer peace offerings,"
Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).
And God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross.
And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end.
And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and [peace] to those who were near.
Song to sing:
My life is in You LORD
The LORD JESUS is the Prince of Peace who constantly brought us constant perfect peace and He's also the peace offering.
For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
B. Our eating and rejoicing is before the LORD
"and eat there and rejoice before the Lord your God"
Eat or "akal" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to consume, to devour
2. to feed, food, meat
3. to dine and eat
Rejoice or "samach" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to brighten up
2. blithe or gleesome
3. cheer up, be (make) glad, (have make) joy (-ful), be (make) merry
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!