Day 290 - Deuteronomy 12

Today's chapter starts the second section of the book...what they were to obey. Before starting, read 29:1. (When the believer today learns obedience and submission to God, then he is ready for the details of daily living.
V. 1-14 The very first instruction deals with the complete destruction of all idols... the most dangerous obstacle to their enjoyment of the land.
(For the believer, there is the danger of turning back to the world). Satan has many idols for us. Idols were always religious. (Is God having first place in our life?) Notice the word which recurs in verses 5, 11, 13, 14, 18, 21 and 26. It is human to want to choose for ourselves. Yet many true believers think that they can choose where they are going to worship God.