Tag: deuteronomy

Greatest Commandment

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your…

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Remembering

…the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant,which had been found in the…

Moving On

“Moses died there in the land of Moab, Moses the servant of God, just as God said. God buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth Peor. No one knows his burial site to this very day.” -from Deuteronomy 34 Moses died, alone, on a mountain named Nebo. From the top of this mountain, it is claimed that he…

Pause

Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. Deuteronomy 5:15 Laura Ingalls Wilder left behind, as part of her written legacy, some pretty harsh descriptions of keeping the Sabbath. Lots of Bible reading, lots…

But I Tell You

A child is asked that favorite question of grown-ups: what do you want to be when you grow up? The child answers an artist! or an astronaut! or a space artist! What is often the adult’s well-intentioned reply? It goes something like this: well, sure, being a space artist would be fun! You know, though, you can’t actually breathe on…