Summary: I. EXORDIUM: How often do we make choices? How does it feel to love someone? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers with or without a ministry III. OBJECTIVES: To encourage them to make the LORD, their life. IV. TEXT: Deuteronomy 30:20 You
How often do we make choices? How does it feel to love someone?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
Believers with or without a ministry
To encourage them to make the LORD, their life.
You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
Pray: Oh Father-heart GOD enable us to make you our life, that we will always love, obey and commit ourselves to you.
Make a choice to love, obey and commit ourselves to GOD for He is our life.
The LORD is our life.
A. Author: Moses
B. Name: derived from 2 Greek words: (1) Deuteros - second, (2) Nomos - law
C. Key Thought: Divine requirement of obedience (Deuteronomy 10: 12-13)
Deuteronomy 10: 12-13
12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.13 And you must always obey the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.
D. Main Theme: Rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai
E. Historical Occasion: Previous generations have died in the wilderness, that's why everything here is repeated by Moses to the second generation
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Three-fold Choices:
1. Choose to love the LORD GOD
a. Love the LORD GOD with all heart, soul and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5)
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
b. He loved us first (1 John 4:19)
We love each other because he loved us first.
2. Choose to obey the LORD GOD.
a. Better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22)
But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
b. Rather than men (Acts 5:29)
But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.
3. Choose to commit ourselves to the LORD GOD
a. Commit our works to HIM and we will be successful (Proverbs 16:3)
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
b. In suffering, we commit ourselves. (1 Peter 4:19)
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.
c. Commit to GOD and His Grace (Acts 20:32)
And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself.
If we love, obey and commit ourselves to GOD, then our reward will be: live long in the LORD (Deuteronomy 30:20)