Notes: May 18, 2008 – Deuteronomy 29 & 30

In conjunction with our three year, through-the-Bible reading program, Trinity International Baptist Church of Athens, Greece meets twice a week to discuss (in English) the portions of scripture that we have read since our most recent discussion. These notes should not be seen as an exhaustive commentary, but rather a seed or two that, prayerfully, might grow into extended meditation and conversation and holy living.

Meditation Points gleaned from today’s reading:

  1. God makes covenants (agreements) with men. God will certainly be faithful to His promises; but He expects men to obey him.
  2. If God doesn’t change a man’s nature, that man cannot understand spiritual truth (Deuteronomy 29:4; John 3:3, 5)
  3. The promises of God are for believers, and for those who will believe (Deuteronomy 29:15).
  4. Many is the person who denies his debt to God (Deuteronomy 29:19).
  5. Rarely do men see difficulties in life as the result of sin (Deuteronomy 29:22-28).
  6. There is much about God that we do not know; but those things that we do know should guide us in our lives for Him (Deuteronomy 29:29).
  7. Circumcision of the heart, which makes a man love and obey God, is more important than circumcision of the flesh or any other physical ritual (Deuteronomy 30:6).
  8. What God expects of us is not a secret (Deuteronomy 30:11-14).
  9. Your relationship to God is a matter of life or death (Deuteronomy 30:15, 19-20; Romans 3:23).