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THE LORD ANNOUNCES COVENANT JUDGMENT

THE LORD ANNOUNCES COVENANT JUDGMENT

January 19, 2020

Deuteronomy 11:1-17, 26-28

Love and Serve the Lord

1 “You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always. 
2 And consider today (since I am not speaking to your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, 
3 his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land, 
4 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day, 
5 and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place, 
6 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel. 
7 For your eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD that he did. 
8 “You shall therefore keep the whole commandment that I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and take possession of the land that you are going over to possess, 
9 and that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey. 
10 For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it, like a garden of vegetables. 
11 But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, 
12 a land that the LORD your God cares for. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. 
13 “And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 
14 he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 
15 And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full. 
16 Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them; 
17 then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving you. 
26 “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: 
27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, 
28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known. 
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