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Ep 133 – Matthew 5:13-16

Devotionary Podcast

Release Date: 05/05/2017

Ep 988 – Deuteronomy 23:15-25 show art Ep 988 – Deuteronomy 23:15-25

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Deuteronomy 23:15-25 contains yet one more compendium of commands that cover a wide-ranging set of circumstances. These were essentially regulations for real life that covered virtually every conceivable situation they might encounter along the way.

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Ep 987 – Deuteronomy 23:9-14 show art Ep 987 – Deuteronomy 23:9-14

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As always, God gets very specific, providing them with detailed instructions regarding their personal holiness and hygiene during wartime.

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Ep 986 – Deuteronomy 23:1-8 show art Ep 986 – Deuteronomy 23:1-8

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In Deuteronomy 23:1-8, Moses provides the people of Israel with additional rules designed to restrict the access of some from the God-ordained times of corporate worship.

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Ep 985 – Deuteronomy 22:22-30 show art Ep 985 – Deuteronomy 22:22-30

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God was serious about the sanctity of the marriage covenant. What was considered acceptable behavior among the pagan nations occupying the land of Canaan was to be off-limits for the Israelites.

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Ep 984 – Deuteronomy 22:13-21 show art Ep 984 – Deuteronomy 22:13-21

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God knew full well that the Israelites, due to their sinful dispositions, would be prone to treat the marriage covenant flippantly and to view any commitments they made as essentially non-binding.

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Ep 983 – Deuteronomy 22:1-12 show art Ep 983 – Deuteronomy 22:1-12

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God’s interest in Israel’s holiness was all-encompassing and non-negotiable. He refused to leave anything up to their imaginations or sinful inclinations. God’s people were expected to live according to God’s will.      

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Ep 982 – Deuteronomy 21:22-23 show art Ep 982 – Deuteronomy 21:22-23

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There was much more behind God’s law than met the eye. He was concerned with the holiness of His people and provided them with very detailed laws to govern every aspect of daily life. For their good and His glory.  

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Ep 981 – Deuteronomy 21:15-21 show art Ep 981 – Deuteronomy 21:15-21

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Today’s passage is a doozy. It deals with two potential scenarios involving the relationship between a father and his son. And these two sample situations could not be any more different or disparate in their outcome.

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Ep 980 – Deuteronomy 21:10-14 show art Ep 980 – Deuteronomy 21:10-14

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Moses seems to be giving Israel permission to take wives from among the pagan nations they conquer. Something God has clearly forbidden. Is Moses contradicting God? No, as we’ll see, God is consistent but He is also considerate.

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Ep 979 – Deuteronomy 21:1-9 show art Ep 979 – Deuteronomy 21:1-9

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One man’s sin had contaminated the entire body. And it was up to them to rectify the situation by doing what was right in God’s eyes by purging the sin from their midst.

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In this episode, we move into the next part of Jesus’ message, found in Matthew 5, verses 13-16. Here Jesus will begin to deal with the goal for those who have been blessed or approved by God. Their lives are to make a difference in the world around them. This episode is entitled, “Agents of Change,” because that is exactly what we are called to be. Jesus will use two simple metaphors to illustrate how those approved by God should live in the midst of the world around them. The nation of Israel had been set apart by God to be a living example of what it looks like for a people to have a relationship with God. But they had failed to remain faithful. God leveled this sobering accusation against them through the prophet, Ezekiel. “I placed her at the center of the nations, but she has rebelled against my regulations and decrees and has been even more wicked than the surrounding nations. She has refused to obey the regulations and decrees I gave her to follow.” (Ezekiel 5:5-6 NLT). Now, Jesus was offering a new opportunity for people to have a relationship with God and act as His agents of change in the world.