Deuteronomy Chapter 20 Discussion


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  • Beatrice barnes
    Ire Nehemiah 123 people don't realize who the kenite are. When their is evil in the city, or country as Sodom and Gomorrah,GOD knows when there is wickedness in the land
  • BSP
    Verse 8: When we are around others we want to speak encouraging and up building words. This can help others to have a positive outlook and strengthen them if they are discouraged.
  • Anne
    The priests were to inform the people they should not be afraid and only those that are willing and able should be sent into battle. Peace was to be extended to their enemies and if it was not accepted they were to destroy them. God would be with them and they were not to wilfully destroy the trees but preserve those that were good for food. Obedience to God is key if we are to be overcomers.
  • April
    Although this sctipture seems blantantly clear on Lords intents,I think that we can apply some of the concepts to other parts of our lives,such as letting go and letting him drive,trusting that he wouldn't let something happen to us unless of course it is a part of our plan and we are his vessles hes using to do a job,when you say you live your life to GOD,how WHOLLY are you willing to give it?...
  • Irene123
    People like to lay 'genocide' on God in the O.T. How does that 'change who He is and how does that make you better than Him?
  • Tetelestai Ministries
    Verse 19 is powerful ...Especially the fact the tree of the field is man's life .
  • Nelson
    God knows everything
  • Diesel
    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NATIONS THAT THE YISRAELITES DIDNT WIPEOUT LIKE YAHUAH ORDERED THEM TO? THEY ARE SOMEWHERE STILL AROUND.
  • David
    Charlie Frank. I agree, but if you think that 's bad consider verses 16-17 which advocate outright genocide. Deuteronomy 20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: When the Germans attempted this last century the word they used was 'Lebensraum ' - Living space for Germans instead of Jews, the difference being that the Jews very sensibly declined to execute this 'divine ' command. In principle however the intention is identical. The moral problem with christians interpreting Jewish scripture however is that many of the former also accept the authority divine revelation. So when Hitler excused himself by claiming that he was only doing God 's work, such christians are in a poor position to refute him! Especially when we also consider 1 Thessalonians 2:14,15 . . . the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: After some 2000 years of this kind of defamation is it any wonder that eventually somebody decided to take matters into their own hands with or without God 's explicit permission?
  • Shereeka
    He said "I am the way, truth and the life, no man shall see the father except he come by me " He told me to go, and he said "I 'll go with you, all I want you to do is open your mouth and I will speak for you " He said "just keep on running and I will be your guide, I will never leave your side. Even when the times get tough he said "I 'll never leave you, said when look like nothing will go right, I 'll be there day and night...Hallelujah, thank you Lord!!
  • Shereeka
    Praise God Hallelujah, when I think of the goodness of Jesus and all that he has done for me my soul cries out Hallelujah. As I read verses 1 4 my spirit gets happy because I know that God is indeed good. So many things he has brought us out of, so many places he has brought us from, so many people he has saved us from and so many situations he has delivered from and yet we still have little faith. Father God I thank you for allowing us to be here just one more day, lord I thank you because I know that we are not what and who we are supposed to be but lord you are mighty and merciful. Watch over us Lord and see even the smallest steps we make into become closer to you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!!
  • Sfiso Ndlovu
    my feeling is that God demonstrate a great deal of power and authority over enemies of His people. He reduces the warriors by accommodating all excuses that people will ordinary put forward as destructing them in their course of duty. he wants nothing but the best and free hearted of warriors. This apply to us in the sense that if we are chosen by Him, He will be by our side in the wake of the great attack by enemy. He never panics and weights the number warriors against the enemy but free spirited hearts against the enemy. In short if He is in charge I must let go completely of my worries.
  • Terry Palmer
    I really appreciate the Lord or All Mighty Mighty God fighting our Battle because I feel Like I had to fight to Survive I know God has His hands on you.... And Me...
  • Margaret
    God is truly our only source.
  • Pam
    Charlie Frank. I think we need to consider this in terms of the Israelis only as they are directed to secure the promise land. these directives help us too , figuratively speaking as we battle for our own promise land . further more, God has instructed his people on the way to treat slaves, strangers , and members of households.
  • Charlie frank
    verse 14 if they go in to this city and kill all the men and take the women and children for themselves don t that make them like the egyptions that persecuted them and held them captive can someone give an explination on how this makes them any different
  • Abednego mutinda for verse 19
    it is amazing how GOD works-HE takes care of us ,and HE is always so much concerned with our welfare.moreso.HE always instills good stewardship in us

    wat an awesome GOD...!
  • Abednego mutinda for verse 4
    this verse talks of the plain truth.GOD is always faithful in fighting our battles.here,this was meant for tha isralites,but now,because of the abudance of GOD's grace.it applies also to us tudey.

    JEHOVAH NISSI is GOD,our protector in our battles.


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