Notes: May 8, 2008 – Deuteronomy 11

Blessing and a Curse

I. Privilege and responsibility (1-7)

II. The Promised Land (8-12)

III. The rains will stop (13-17)

IV. God’s word for you and your family (18-21)

V. Obedience’s reward (22-25)

VI. A life or death matter (26-32)


Meditation Points:

  • The children haven’t seen all that God has done for their parents; but the parents have. Therefore the parents have a greater responsibility (Deuteronomy 11:7-8).
  • God will be with His people 24/7 (Deuteronomy 11:12).
  • The people were warned that the rain would stop if they abandoned God and went after false gods (Deuteronomy 11:12-17); and the rains did stop (1 Kings 17:1).
  • How do children learn about God (Deut. 11:19)?
  • A blessing (if you obey); and a curse (if you do not obey) (Deut. 11:27-28). Which would you choose?