Moses’ first sermon of Deuteronomy concludes with some powerful challenges. He is speaking as the Elder Statesman of the nation and one whom will not be inheriting the promised land. 220 more words
When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord , who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 500 more words
How much wood could a wood-chopper chop if a wood-chopper were really a wood-gatherer?
This week’s handout: 51-52 Nitzavim-Vayelech 5774
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You saw no form of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air, or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below. 691 more words