Summary: 3 of 3. Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God. Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people. Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
EXECUTIVE OBLIGATION-III—Deuteronomy 17:14-20
Election Day places Government 'Representatives' in office—We are obligated to obligate them to our belief!
Those for whom we vote have a(n) Obligation/Commitment/Responsibility/Duty to their constituency, which sounds noble. Many, if not most, enter office with noble purposes in mind. But are they really prepared? Do they bring freedom to God’s people?
?Do our elected/governing/executive officials surrender to God the welcoming freedom to move thru His Church in our country & the remainder of the world?
As is the king, so shall the people be.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”—Prov. 29:18
“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”—Prov. 29:18
Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God.
Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people.
How should executive leadership obligate itself to God’s people?
8 obligations for executive leadership of God’s people.
This morning we found that Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
2. Earthly RELIANCE/DEPENDENCE(:16)
3. A SPIRITUAL MARKETPLACE/Smorgasbord MENTALITY(:17a)
6—Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
:19—“ “And it shall be with him, & he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God & be careful to observe all the words of this law & these statutes,”
The copy of the law which the king himself penned is to remain “with” him. It is not enough to merely have the copy physically present but rather that it is “read” every day by the king himself.
—Dusty Bibles are not magical talismans!—
Thus the king’s encounter with the revealed word of God is to encompass his entire lifetime. Such an endeavor will gain for the sovereign an understanding of & a sensitivity to God & His Divine intentions. Thereby the king’s “fear” of YHWH would reach its threshold, makes the king less culpable as he will be self-equipped to live righteously before God.
“With”—Me ‘eem—Prep.—1) With—1a) With, 1b) Against, 1c) Toward, 1d) As long as, 1e) Beside, except, 1f) In spite of.
“Read”—arq kaw-raw’—Qal Perfect—1) To call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To call, cry, utter a loud sound, 1a2) To call unto, cry (for help), call (with name of God), 1a3) To proclaim, 1a4) To read aloud, read (to oneself), read, 1a5) To summon, invite, call for, call & commission, appoint, call & endow, 1a6) To call, name, give name to, call by. Strong—a primitive root [rather identical with arq[a primitive root: To encounter, whether accidentally or in a hostile manner] through the idea of accosting a person met]; To call out to(i.e. properly--Address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
“All”—lk kohl—N. m.—1) All, the whole. Strong—properly--The whole; hence--All, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
“Days”(See :20)—Mwy yowm—1) Day, time, year. Strong—from an unused root meaning to be hot; A day(as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative--A space of time defined by an associated term, [often used adverb].
“Life”—yx khah’-ee—Adj.—1) Living, alive. N. m.—2) Relatives; 3) Life(abstract emphatic)—3a) Life, 3b) Sustenance, maintenance. N. f.—4) Living thing, animal—4a) Animal, 4b) Life, 4c) Appetite, 4d) Revival, renewal; 5) Community. Strong—Alive; hence, raw(flesh); fresh(plant, water, year), strong; also(as noun, especially in the feminine singular & masculine plural)--Life(or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
“Learn”—dml law-mad’—Qal Imperfect—1) To learn, teach, exercise in. Strong—a primitive root; properly--To goad, i.e. by implication--To teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive).
“Fear”—ary yaw-ray’—Qal Infinitive—1) To fear, revere, be afraid. Strong—a primitive root; To fear; morally--To revere;causative--To frighten.
The infinitive—‘fearing’— suggests constancy & continuance.
“Careful to observe”—rmv shaw-mar’—Qal Infinitive—1) To keep, guard, observe, give heed. Strong—a primitive root; properly--To hedge about(as with thorns), i.e. Guard; generally--To protect, attend to, etc..
The infinitive—‘observing’— suggests constancy & continuance.
“Words”—rbd daw-baw'—1) Speech, word, speaking, thing. Strong—A word; by implication--A matter(as spoken of) or thing; adverbially--A cause.
“Law”(See :18)—hrwt tow-raw'—
“Statutes”—qx khok—1) Statute, ordinance, limit, something prescribed, due—1a) Prescribed task, 1b) Prescribed portion, 1c) Action prescribed (for oneself), resolve, 1d) Prescribed due, 1e) Prescribed limit, boundary, 1f) Enactment, decree, ordinance—1f1) Specific decree, 1f2) Law in general, 1g) Enactments, statutes—1g1) Conditions, 1g2) Enactments, 1g3) Decrees, 1g4) Civil enactments prescribed by God. Strong—from 02710; An enactment; hence--An appointment(of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
*Josh. 1:8—“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day & night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, & then you will have good success.”