Deuteronomy Chapter 30
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 Bible commentary...
Mercies promised to the repentant. (1-10) The commandment manifest. (11-14) Death and life set before them. (15-20)1-10 In this chapter is a plain intimation of the mercy God has in store for Israel in the latter days. This passage refers to the prophetic warnings of the last two chapters, which have been mainly fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and in their dispersion to the present day; and there can be no doubt that the prophetic promise contained in these verses yet remain to come to pass. The Jewish nation shall in some future period, perhaps not very distant, be converted to the faith of Christ; and, many think, again settled in the land of Canaan. The language here used is in a great measure absolute promises; not merely a conditional engagement, but declaring an event assuredly to take place. For the Lord himself here engages to "circumcise their hearts;" and when regenerating grace has removed corrupt nature, and Divine love has supplanted the love of sin, they certainly will reflect, repent, return to God, and obey him; and he will rejoice in doing them good. The change that will be wrought upon them will not be only outward, or consisting in mere opinions; it will reach to their souls. It will produce in them an utter hatred of all sin, and a fervent love to God, as their reconciled God in Christ Jesus; they will love him with all their hearts, and with all their soul. They are very far from this state of mind at present, but so were the murderers of the Lord Jesus, on the day of Pentecost; who yet in one hour were converted unto God. So shall it be in the day of God's power; a nation shall be born in a day; the Lord will hasten it in his time. As a conditional promise this passage belongs to all persons and all people, not to Israel only; it assures us that the greatest sinners, if they repent and are converted, shall have their sins pardoned, and be restored to God's favour.
11-14 The law is not too high for thee. It is not only known afar off; it is not confined to men of learning. It is written in thy books, made plain, so that he who runs may read it. It is in thy mouth, in the tongue commonly used by thee, in which thou mayest hear it read, and talk of it among thy children. It is delivered so that it is level to the understanding of the meanest. This is especially true of the gospel of Christ, to which the apostle applies it. But the word is nigh us, and Christ in that word; so that if we believe with the heart, that the promises of the Messiah are fulfilled in our Lord Jesus, and confess them with our mouth, we then have Christ with us.
15-20 What could be said more moving, and more likely to make deep and lasting impressions? Every man wishes to obtain life and good, and to escape death and evil; he desires happiness, and dreads misery. So great is the compassion of the Lord, that he has favoured men, by his word, with such a knowledge of good and evil as will make them for ever happy, if it be not their own fault. Let us hear the sum of the whole matter. If they and theirs would love God, and serve him, they should live and be happy. If they or theirs should turn from God, desert his service, and worship other gods, that would certainly be their ruin. There never was, since the fall of man, more than one way to heaven; which is marked out in both Testaments, though not with equal clearness. Moses meant that same way of acceptance, which Paul more plainly described; and Paul's words mean the same obedience, on which Moses more fully treated. In both Testaments the good and right way is brought near, and plainly revealed to us.
Larry's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment on 4/30/2014, 9:09am...
Deuteronomy 28 is dealing with the covenant that the Most High made with the children of Israel. the children of Israel were chosen to be God 's people.this chapter speaks of the blessings that would come to them if they obeyed and kept the laws, commandments and statutes of the Most High. it also speaks to the curses and the punishment that the children of Israel would suffer if they did not obey the laws and commandments. This book and chapter can identify even to this day who the seeds of the true Israelite people are. From being scattered to all for corners of the earth and taken by ships to distant lands and be sold as bondman man slave and bondwomam woman slave to being an astonishment and embarrassment to other nations to be disease stricken and prone to sickness etc. etc. etc. by reading all of these curses one can look at all nationalities of people in the earth and quickly identify only one people have suffered all of these curses and are still under the 400 year affliction that was prophesied in the book of Genesis. The grwat news for these chosen people is that 400 years is almost up and redemption is neawr. Read Deuteronomy chapter 30
Kenneth's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment about verse 19 on 9/27/2013, 4:40pm...
I've heard and read this passage many times and it seems i get deeper revelation each time. I think most, when asked this question would definitely say life. Death, in it's common definition has a negative reaction and association. It's when we try to define our own path for our distorted understanding of life thats the problem. We can come up with many examples of what would give us a full life but it will always fall short. The life that God offers is far beyond amazing. It's more than you can imagine. And I think I haven't scratched the surface yet. We're just not willing to do it his way. Who better to knows how to enjoy life than the one who created it? You wouldn't trust your car repairs to a physician. Why gamble with your life?
Kath's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment about verse 19 on 8/28/2013, 3:45pm...
Interestingly-there are only two choices given-blessing or cursing-life or death-but many people's ignorance to the truth-they think that by not making a choice that they are safe-thats the deception!in truth-by not actively seeking fellowship with Him-they have made their choice-'my people perish from the lack of knowledge-and so let everyone be encouraged to seek Him-for God willp that none shall perish and those who beleive in their heart and confess with their mouth shall be saved!
Lloyd E's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment on 2/02/2013, 6:28am...
These are precious promises from God's Holy Word. Just as Israel had to wait for the fulfillment, we, the New Covenant people, must wait for the fulfillment of all His promises. But we are to wait in FAITH. THIS IS BIBLICAL EXPECTATION.
Antoinette's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment on 12/07/2012, 8:54am...
What I have taken from these scriptures is that the Lord is Holy. That goes without saying, but he is just reminding us to make wise choices because some of the choices we might make could lead to death.
B.M. Devitt's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment on 11/18/2011, 2:08pm...
As this shows clearly that the way of the LORD GOD is to be followed in order that you be found to have chosen the BLESSING. This is to include the ordience that is to kept forever - THE PASSOVER -This is also the day chosen as of whitch Jesus lays down his life with the power of commandment (john-10-). Christians are led to chose ??
Jenicmis's Deuteronomy Chapter 30 comment on 3/03/2011, 2:48am...
God knows all and see's all therefore he wants you to "no matter how many lives you have passed through" return to him (the creator)and gives you the oppurtunity to do so through the many life lessons promised to you.
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