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Ep 136 – Matthew 5:27-30

Devotionary Podcast

Release Date: 05/08/2017

Ep 1011 – Deuteronomy 31:23-29 show art Ep 1011 – Deuteronomy 31:23-29

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In Deuteronomy 31:23-29, we get a glimpse of Joshua’s less-than-ideal day of commissioning. It wasn’t pretty and it probably wasn’t very enjoyable for Israel’s new leader. But the truth isn’t always pleasant to hear.

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Ep 1010 – Deuteronomy 31:14-22 show art Ep 1010 – Deuteronomy 31:14-22

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God puts His message in the form of a song that He expects Moses and Joshua to teach to the people of Israel. It’s a dirge, a literal funeral song that tells of the future destruction of Israel for their inevitable unfaithfulness.

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Ep 1008 – Deuteronomy 31:1-8 show art Ep 1008 – Deuteronomy 31:1-8

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Moses wanted Joshua and the people to understand was that, when all was said and done, it was God who had been leading them all along. And it would be God who brought them safely into Canaan.

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Ep 1009 – Deuteronomy 31:9-13 show art Ep 1009 – Deuteronomy 31:9-13

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The entire nation was expected to do all that God had called them to do, and Moses was letting the priests and elders know that they had a vital part to play. He supplied them with a copy of the law and commanded that one day every seventh year it be read to the entire nation.

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Ep 1007 – Deuteronomy 30:11-20 show art Ep 1007 – Deuteronomy 30:11-20

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Every day of their lives, they would have to consider what God had commanded and decide whether they wanted to live according to His will or their own. And Moses makes it clear that their daily choices would have long-term consequences.

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Ep 1006 – Deuteronomy 30:1-10 show art Ep 1006 – Deuteronomy 30:1-10

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God knew something Moses and the people didn’t know: Their future restoration would be His doing, not theirs. He would prove to faithful to the covenant, not them.            

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Ep 1005 – Deuteronomy 29:16-29 show art Ep 1005 – Deuteronomy 29:16-29

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The Israelites knew everything they needed to know to accomplish what God had given them to do. If they would simply obey His instructions, they could leave the future in His fully capable hands.      

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Ep 1004 – Deuteronomy 29:1-15 show art Ep 1004 – Deuteronomy 29:1-15

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They stood on the eastern bank of the Jordan, waiting to enter the land God had promised to give them. They knew God’s law and they were painfully aware of the curses and blessings that accompanied either disobedience or obedience. Now, what would they do?

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Ep 1003 – Deuteronomy 28:58-68 show art Ep 1003 – Deuteronomy 28:58-68

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Not only will they experience some of the same plagues that God had brought upon their former taskmasters, but they will find themselves living in the same abysmal conditions their ancestors had experienced.

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Ep 1002 – Deuteronomy 28:52-57 show art Ep 1002 – Deuteronomy 28:52-57

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The self-destructive nature of sin was going to run its full course, producing a kind of barbarism among the people of God that was unthinkable, yet unavoidable. Failure to remain faithful to God was going to prove deadly, in more ways than one.

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In today’s episode, we’ll be looking at Matthew 5, verses 27-30. I’ve entitled this lesson, “Purity of Life” because in it, Jesus is going to deal with the issue of adultery. But, like each of the topics He has covered in His message up to this point, Jesus is going to give His audience a slightly different perspective than that to which they were accustomed. They knew that, according to the Mosaic Law, adultery was wrong. But was NOT committing adultery the goal God had in mind when He gave this law to Moses? Jesus will go out of His way to point out that there is far more behind this law than a prohibition against marital unfaithfulness. In fact, He’ll get to the literal heart of the matter – the heart of man. God was looking for purity of life, not some kind of performance-based, do-just-enough-to-keep-God-happy kind of lifestyle that focused on avoiding the major infractions, while failing to measure up to the inward transformation God was really interested in. Adultery was a symptom of something far more offensive to God: Unfaithfulness to Him.