Nov 30, 2019
In Deuteronomy 5:22-33 Moses reminds his audience about the day when God gave His law on Mount Sinai. This historical reference point was intended to prompt the people of Israel toward obedience to that law. Their adherence to God’s commands was going to be critical if they wanted to enjoy all of the blessings associated with the land of promise. Their ancestors had sworn their allegiance to God’s law, but had proved unfaithful. Now, a new generation stood poised to enter the land and Moses was well aware that they were predisposed to follow the example of their predecessors. Obedience to God’s law would be impossible if their hearts were not in it.