Day 286 - Deuteronomy 8

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A chapter on obedience. An obedient believer today, is a happy person.
V.1 All they had to do was to obey! We too.
V.2-9 God always wants to bless His people, whether it was Israel in those days, or the believers today. Read Hebrews 10:35 before you read any further. Here are some of the reasons why God did what He did. We can also apply these to ourselves, but in a spiritual way.
V.2 They went through the wilderness for two reasons. (1) So that they would be humbled. (2) So that what was in their heart would come out. We believers are in this world for these two reasons also.
V.3-4 Another reason. That they might come to know God! So with us.
V.3 From this chapter the Lord Jesus took His quotation to answer Satan (Matt. 4).
V.5-6 They were closely connected to God. They needed to learn that it was just like a father and his son. Hebrews 12:5-13 gives the believer’s training time.
V.7-9 The land of promise was their goal.
V.10-20 The warnings. Why would God have to take more verses to give the warnings than the promises? Because of their hearts (and ours). So often the world attracts us back.