Some 16 months and 44 sermons later, we returned this past Sunday, January 11 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, to our Deuteronomy series again. Read the latest message from our senior pastor regarding the Deuteronomy series.
We rejoined God’s people camped on the plains of Moab in Deuteronomy 11, overlooking the Jordan River into the Promised Land. Our senior pastor emphasized the big changes coming to them: For generations all they’ve known is slavery in Egypt and nomadic wandering in the desert, but in the Promised Land life will be much different from God’s visibly leading their every move and providing their daily bread. They’ll be spread out into different villages and cities, growing their own food, and tending their vineyards.
So God gives Moses a sermon for the people to remind them of God’s character. Just like God’s people, if we’re going to manage change well in our lives, then we must know the character of God. We must know that God is for us; he doesn’t seek to trick us. God wants us to understand how important obedience is, so he uses repetition, imagery, and patterns in his Word to help us remember his law. Listen to the whole sermon here, especially as we think about what changes need to be made in order to live lives of better obedience.