Deuteronomy Chapter 6 Discussion



 
  • Mark guastaferro on Deuteronomy 6
    Does Fear mean to trust God and not to be afraid of Him?
  • RACISM BEING LEGISLATED IN OUR SCHOOLS - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    Fear, means Reverence the Lord. Honor Him, obey His Word.

    Just like I just said on Tucker Carlsons YouTube channel; God is not Racist.

    He gave Adam DOMINION over everything except other mankind. Period. (Nimrod is the origin of racism. He was married to a witch)

    No matter our upbringing and educators that we've had, we must teach our children the truth. To hate anybody of color brings on a curse.

    Obey Gods known Law, and there will be peace.

    Our kids deserve to be taught THE TRUTH.

    This isn't taught in Church because we're scared to death of being accused to be racist. This Truth would be upheld at the Supreme Court. Why has no one prepared this to go through the Highest Court of our Land?

    Already they tell us how many people can enter church for Services. Tell us we cannot sing Christian songs because the virus might be spread. It's next to impossible to get approval and tax exempt status to start a church.

    Let's start speaking up about this stuff!

    This Christmas I say we boycott all Christmas Light Wars. Stupid lights are an abomination. We are scared to death of being ridiculed for being a Christian. It's Jesus we celebrate. Put on Christmas plays in the neighborhood park. Full on display, everyone come.

    DOMINION means the nativity child could be any race or religion. It's what is in our hearts that matter. Yield to the Lord and let Him soften up our stony hearts. We are told Do Not Judge each other in, meat, drink, or traditions.

    Ps. You can make a manger with a California king flat sheet. Staked properly. :D
  • Rick - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    Racism Being Legislated In Our Schools One of the problems with what your commenting on and I'm not saying I disagree I've met so many so Called Christians in my life that pre judge I've lost count. I've also talked to so called Christians that talk washington should change but when you start wanting to take action then they start saying about well I'm affiliated with this political party or that political party.

    Believing Gods word does not have political affiliation and yet I was in numerous churches who stated if you don't vote for so and so your not believing God. MY bible says to pray for the people in office, not to dictate who should be in the office, that's a matter of judging individual character or leader. I have personally known two Christians who were voted in office in Pa. and resigned in 30 days because they couldn't stand the hypocrisy practiced by other representatives behind closed doors. These were so called Christians.

    I don't think what you are asking for will ever occur because unfortunately even in the body of Christ there are too many politics. We are called to save people who choose to believe the political arena will never be changed. The political systems are not run by our God. Abe lincoln read a lot of the bible His Wife had seances in the white house, Ronald Reagan was considered a christian and so was Nancy she held seances in the white house. Just food for thought. In His Service
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    Amen, Precious brother Rick. Totally concur! I gave up, half a century ago, of "voting for the LESSER of Two evils." I do pray for them daily. Praise God IF soon DEPARTURE from this Very sin-SICK planet, as SOON as we preach The Gospel Of AMAZING GRACE to "the LAST member of The Body Of CHRIST"!! Amen?
  • Rick - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    Hi Mark The word fear in Deuteronomy is the word for reverence and to have reverence or respect is to do what God taught or instructed you. In Deuteronomy 6:1-17 Israel is being told remember daily to do Gods commandments and teach Gods commandments and don't forget Gods commandments teach the next generation. To give all respect and reverence to God, and reminders of all the benefits of doing His word. In His Service
  • The Holy Spirit of God comes to reside in a person for all eternity when that person is saved.

    Eph 1:13; 4:30; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor 6:19
  • Victor on Deuteronomy 6
    How to understand Deuteronomy 6:10-11

    "And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;"

    While Deuteronomy 5:21 stating:

    "neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's."

    Is it controversial?
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    Victor, I don't believe there is anything contradictory between these passages. Deuteronomy 6:10,11 is God's Promise to His people that according to His Promise to their forefathers to give them the land of Canaan, He would also provide them with all that they need, even from the houses, lands, vineyards & wells that the previous inhabitants owned. And of course, the warning that all this provision shouldn't 'go to their heads' & they begin to saturate themselves with such blessings & comforts and forget the Lord Who brought them out of Egypt.

    So Israel wasn't coveting these things, rather God chose to give them all things that they needed because of His Promise. But if after all this, they began to look to the things of the heathen, i.e. false gods, intermarriage, heathen practices, etc., that would be coveting, as they lusted after more than was rightfully given by God or allowed by Him.
  • Victor - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    thanks for your explanation. I believe this also indicates anything from God are good!

    it's sort of sad to read some verses here, such as Deuteronomy 3:26 "the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter." when Moses was pleading to Lord to let him into Canaan.

    like his forefathers(Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) prophesying/blessing their descendants before death, was verses of Deuteronomy 4:25-30 from Moses that prophesying future of Israelites? was he able to tell something good only?
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    It is indeed sad to read Deuteronomy 3:26 with Moses feeling cut off from the Lord. All he wanted was to enter the Promised Land which he yearned for but was denied this before his death. And so it is when we enter into a state of wilful disobedience, grieving the Lord, especially when that disobedience is prompted by unrighteous anger & self-elevation ( Numbers 20:7-13).

    And then we read Deuteronomy 4:21-31, a part of Moses' final message to the children of Israel. We do read here of Moses' warning to them if they should reject the Lord by serving other gods. That if they did so, God would reject them by scattering them amongst the nations (as happened in the Assyrian & Babylonian captivity and also at the Jewish Diaspora resulting from Roman rule). So yes, this was a prophetical message by Moses, which ultimately Israel did not heed & so suffered terribly. But Moses also rehearsed before the people of God's goodness towards them in bringing them out of bondage in Egypt & into a land that flowed with milk & honey ( Exodus 3:16,17; Deuteronomy 1:6-8), but this generally came with a warning to remain faithful to the Lord.
  • Naynay on Deuteronomy 6
    What did God really meant about mixing races?
  • God said not to MIX Religions Had nothing to Do With Colors - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6
    God wasn't speaking about color.

    He was speaking about intermarry between pagan religions and Christ following religions. Marrying an unbeliever is very difficult to say the very least.

    God desired union between husband and wife; and for children to be raised in the parents unity in belief.

    Deuteronomy 28 says to choose. Wisely. Choose Life: not Death.

    Christianity plus Worldliness= Compromise.
  • My response to Claire from the other thread. Page 1.

    Hi Claire. We're glad to help with some advice as we know you're in a difficult situation & struggling with Church, etc. To your points:

    a. When a person is saved (born again), it means that God does a special work in that person's life after she comes to the point of realizing that her life of sin or rejection of God is weighing heavily on her heart & there is nothing she can do to clean herself up & so is cast upon God for His mercies. Without that conviction of sin, there can be no salvation, otherwise we end up being like some in Churches: going regularly to feel good or try to make God feel good about them. This is not re-birth. So after acknowledging our sin & realizing that only Jesus Christ, God's Son can pay the price of your sin which you couldn't, then you run to the Cross & cling onto Jesus asking for forgiveness (not a physical cross but from your heart).

    If you have truly come for the sake of the burden of your sinful life & not for any other motive, then God receives your repentance, forgives you your past sins, gives you His Spirit to be in you to give you a new life in Christ. The old sinful nature still remains, to which Satan appeals & causes us to stumble, but God's Nature (Spirit) will always work against the Old nature, which is when you immediately know when you stumble into sin (e.g. when the carpet salesman asked you about giving you an earlier quote & you lied - you immediately knew you had done wrong as the Spirit convicted you).

    Jesus referred to His Spirit as the Comforter ( John 16:7). The Spirit's Work in the believer is to comfort, teach, convict of sin, encourage, help in praying, becoming more Christ-like, help to gain victory over sin ( 2 Corinthians 10:2-6), loving God & others with godly love ("agape"), etc. So you always have God in you as He has sealed you as belonging to Him for all eternity ( Ephesians 1:13, 14).
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 2.

    b. How do you know if you're saved? If you've come to God through Jesus for forgiveness of your sins, then He saves you & never rejects any who He draws to Himself. The gift of the Holy Spirit is proof of the changed life, also new joy in being redeemed rather than the gloom you had while living without God, a hunger for the things of God as you're showing here, to be like your Saviour & share Him with others. You will see God doing new & wonderful things in your life, even getting you a cheaper carpet, answering prayer, strength to face difficult times with a sure hope - all things to show you His Love & evidence of being His child. The thing that God always looks for is our faith to trust Him for the impossible or when things get bad. Spending time in His Word & just talking to Him & praising Him for Who He is, helps us to love & trust Him more.

    c. What your pastor is seeking. When he's wanting your salvation testimony, he wants to know whether you have come to Jesus in the way I mentioned above. He wants to make sure that your testimony towards water baptism is real & enduring. What should happen is the person who leads you to the Lord should be the one to baptize you or testify of your change of heart. But this doesn't usually happen, as people get baptized months or years after they were saved. So the pastor really needs to know what experience you have had & you're not coming for baptism for some wrong reason or motive. So your Testimonies 1 & 2 really show how God has helped you to find peace & sense conviction after salvation. These are good testimonies, but you need to share with your pastor what took place in your life to bring you to salvation & the sense of joy & peace you received after you repented & laid your sins at the Cross. But, these are my words - I don't know your story - yet I can see your love for the Lord. Hope some of this helps. Sara J. has also share some good things, so she may want to help you with this also.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 3 to your last comment.

    As you see more of God's Hand at work in your life & in people around you, I pray that it will be for the increasing of your faith & love - not only towards the Lord but to others as well. It is difficult to love others when they despise you, but we can still love them for the Lord's sake & do good to them ( Matthew 5:44). Your life will be enriched & blessed. Hope you have a blessed day, Claire.
  • Claire - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 3 to my last comment.

    Thank you for your encouragement, support & your prayers. I already see God's Hand at work in my life just by chatting to people on here & having things validated by people. I'm sure that I will start to notice more positive things in people around me too now I'm feeling more positive about my of situation.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

    Claire
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 2 to your last comment.

    You say that you want to forgive them & you have done so. Now just let God handle them & continue His work in you & heal you. You can't erase the past but you can cover it with your forgiving spirit & Christ's love & life in you. Read Philippians chapter 4 carefully when you have time. The Apostle Paul was writing to the Church at Philippi & gave them some important advice. Two ladies, Euodias & Syntyche (v2) were at odds with each other & Paul wanted them to 'forgive & forget'. He goes on to give the qualities that Christians should be pursuing for healthy minds & relationships: rejoice in all circumstances (v4); don't be anxious but cast your concerns onto the Lord & leave them with Him - His Peace will then come to you (vv 6,7); remove the sad & ugly thoughts you have & replace them with thoughts that engender purity & loveliness in others - try to see the good in others rather than focussing on the bad (v8); be content with who you are & what you have - God is in control (v11); Paul testified that he could all things & be all things that God wanted him to be only because of Jesus, Who gave him the 'strength' = the will, desire & enabling to override his circumstances, which often were quite terrible. Was Paul perfect in his life? No. Even he confessed that he was weak & could only find his strength in Christ's Grace & Power in his life: 2 Corinthians 12:9, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." He actually welcomed 'problems', so that he could prove the power & enabling of the risen Christ in his life!
  • Claire - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 2 to my last comment.

    I believe that God is already dealing with situation & that He will continue His work in me & heal me. I know I can't erase the past, but God is helping me to deal with it through Christ's love & life in me.

    I feel like the Holy Spirit is working on me to have a healthy mind & healthy relationships. My relationship with my daughter & my mum is a lot better lately & I don't feel like I'm preaching to them as much, because this is what caused the problems. My circumstances haven't changed, in fact, my finances have got worse lately, but I trust the Holy Spirit is in the process of dealing with it because I have peace about it. I also believe my negative thoughts are being removed & being replaced with positive ones too. I am beginning to see more good in others rather than focussing on the bad. I know that God is in control & I believe that He works all things for good. I believe that we can do all things through Christ & that God's grace is sufficient for us & He is making all my imperfections perfect one by one that I couldn't do on my own. I wouldn't say that I'm at the point where I welcome problems, but I am definitely more content about them nowadays. Praise God !!!
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 1 to your last comment.

    Hi Claire. Thanks for sharing that personal & hurtful part of your early years. Sadly, we hear of such experiences much too often & so many young people are scarred for life, sometimes even replicating their pain to others. So I am, & no doubt others reading what you've shared, are saddened by this & really, if it wasn't for the Lord's intervention, we would lead totally miserable & disjointed lives. It may be that because of these events in your life, that the Lord has worked in your heart to point you to him for comfort & direction. If this is so (or something on those lines), then that could be included in the first part of your testimony (without the specifics of course) declaring your sadness & hopelessness which might have been the grounds for the Spirit to reveal Jesus to you & draw you to the Cross.

    I can understand the difficulty you're in with emotionally dealing with your father & his girlfriend. What has happened in the past, sadly will always remain in the back of our minds, but when we are 'in Christ', then His healing touches all those points of mental & emotional pain. You can't change how people feel or perceive things about you, but you can focus on the One Who can help & change YOU. Forgiveness is the first key element in one's healing because an unforgiving heart not only brings a disconnection with the Lord but continues to eat away in the person bringing on both spiritual & physical problems.
  • Claire - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Hi Chris,

    Page 1 to my last comment.

    I believe that God is already working on the things from my early years because it doesn't feel painful anymore & as you said, if it wasn't for the Lord's intervention, we would be miserable, which I'm not anymore. Praise God !!! It was my depression & anxiety that brought me to God, but I feel like He has worked on other areas of my life also as they're all connected to one another. I believe that declaring my sadness & hopelessness & asking God for peace was the grounds for the Spirit to reveal Jesus to me & draw me to the Cross.

    I feel even though it is still in the back of our mind, it doesn't seem to bother me anymore. I believe that God is healing or has healed all those points of mental & emotional pain. I know I can't change how people feel or perceive things about me, & I'm just trying to focus on the One Who can help & change me. I feel like I have forgiven them because I feel a lot happier & content about the situation.
  • Eddy Powell on Deuteronomy 6:18
    The elder lady bragging that she is been saved for over 40 years but she's a busybody queen. All her victims are her best friends and put tears on her eye to make it more believable. Many believes her and have a big smile. I'm just wondering how the bragger Christian tells so much lies against all her victims and not feeling bad at all. Actually she take pride when she hurts people over and over. She never sorry to all her wrong doings. How can you FORGIVE somebody like this 70 years old lady and claimed a Christian for over 40 years?
  • Irene Reilly on Deuteronomy 6:18
    I am also confused with the word showing???
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Irene, can you clarify that word "showing"? It doesn't appear in the Bible.
  • Richard in Christ on Deuteronomy 6:18
    1 Peter 2:20-25. Sorry.
  • Richard in Christ on Deuteronomy 6:18
    To Claire,

    Hopefully I will not receive much rebuke for this but this is only for your help. As it is the truth. I was baptized with water when a baby but of coarse then lived a pretty aberrant lifestyle. It was just last year when I was lead to Jesus Christ. Passionately giving myself to Jesus Christ and inviting Him into my heart along with praising Him and confessing how sorry I was for not believing in Him for so long. Just always believing in other people instead of reading the Bible for myself.

    It was only after about a week of praising Him and telling Him how sorry I was from the heart that something astounding happened to me. Surround Jesus Christ. Since then many marvelous things have occurred to me. Even having to battle satan as he tempted me to keep doing things that were not ok with God. Not even knowing it at the time.

    The main thing I wanted to state is that I have never been baptized with water again since I was a baby. The Holy Spirit is in me and the relationship I have with our Father in Heaven is glorious. Jesus Christ will baptize you with the Holy Spirit when He knows it is time. You may already have the Holy Spirit in you and just not know it yet.

    Please no one take this the wrong way and think I have anything against getting a water baptism. I am only saying this because of truth, experience, and the Holy Spirit wanted me to post this for you. It is always going to be hard while we are still here in earth and no one should think it is going to get easier. Keep fighting satan and sin, keep praying from the heart, and do your best to follow in the foot steps of Jesus Christ.

    With the one problem you have about unforgiveness. I know it's hard. We all have problems. Just ask yourself "do I want God to forgive all my sins?" I'm sure you do so just forgive no matter what. This doesn't mean things people do to you, or others, are ok or right. Just let God be the Judge. As Jesus Christ did. 1 Peter 20-25.

    You are in my prayers sister.
  • Claire - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Hi Richard in Christ,

    Thank you for your reply. I know satan tempts us to doing things that aren't ok with God. I find that the less time I spend around non Christians, the less I fall into sin like gossiping, but I still struggle with negative thoughts about people. When this happens I either pray or sing a Christian song in my head or listen to Christian songs on my Spotify & this helps the negative thoughts to pass.

    I have never been baptised, so this is why it's so important to me. I'm unsure if The Holy Spirit is in me, but from some of the comments about my experiences I may already have it & just not know. If not then I believe that Jesus will baptise me with the Holy Spirit when it's time. I believe God's timing is always perfect.

    Thank you for sharing your experience about what the Holy Spirit wanted me know. I find this very encouraging & it gives me peace. Praise God !!! I know it's always going to be hard while we're still on earth & that we have to keep fighting satan & sin, praying from the heart, & do are best to follow in the foot steps of Jesus Christ.

    I've already asked God to forgive me & them for our sins & just for my own peace of mind. I feel like God is helping me with this because I don't think about them as much & if they come up in conversation it doesn't really trigger me as much these days & eventually, with God's help I don't think they will bother me at all. I know I couldn't have done this on my own, so I believe that God is in it & working all things for good.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

    Claire
  • Richard in Christ on Deuteronomy 6:18
    All of the best things are free. Priceless, marvelous, treasures all gifts from our Father in Heaven. Life, everything on earth, love, care, kindness, prayer, Holiness, helping others. Letting someone cry on your shoulder while you embrace them. Letting the love of God flow through you in the Holy Spirit. Having Christ dwell in you and lead you in everything.

    The free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ from our Perfect Father in Heaven. To be His children with everlasting life in Heaven! Thank you Father!! I am yours for eternity.

    Our Fathers love for us all is so great we cannot even comprehend His thoughts or ways.

    God Bless you all my brothers and sisters!
  • Karen - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Do you have any scriptures that are showing about Corona virus the nearest scriptures. Thank you
  • Mishael - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    There are 3 scriptures in the Bible about pandemics from Or near China.

    There's a list on Google:

    'Death counts past Pandemics'

    Use search engines. You'll find all kinds of cool facts.
  • Karen - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Thank you for that


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