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Deuteronomy Chapter 5

Deuteronomy Chapter 5

Omniscient – You know everything.  You know Moses is teaching Israel.  You know You are repeating the Ten Commandments You gave them in Exodus 20 on two stone tablets.  You know why.  You know me.  You know my heart.  You know the past and the future.  You are all-knowing.

Omnipotent- You can do anything.  You lead Israel.  You lead me by the hand.  I can feel You but I cannot see You.  You have a veil over Your face.  You can let me see You if You just wanted me to.  You make me understand.  You can change me and my heart condition to what You want.   You are all-powerful.

Omnipresent – You are everywhere.  You are at Horeb.  You are at the mountain.  You are here with me. You are in my heart.  You are in Your WORD.  You are all-present.

Eternal – You are the cause of time.  You are today.  You are at that time.  You are six days and the seventh day.  Your are forever and ever.  You are now.  You are time.

Immutable – You do not change.  The sons of Israel’s male servant and female servant may rest as well as them.  I shall observe to do just as the LORD my God has commanded me; I shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.  You will never be made to change.

Self – Existent – You exist by Yourself.  You will exist even when I do not.  It is Your creation who needs You in order to exist.  You make up Your covenant.  You make up Your ten commandments.  You make up Your Word.  You choose.  You decide who lives and who dies.  You make up my existence.  You choose Your people.

Self-Sufficient – You do not need any of Your creation to bring about Your will or Your purpose.  You choose to use  Moses and Jesus and Israel and Your commandments and Your WORD because it is Your good pleasure, not Your need, that governs Your choice.

Infinite – There are no limits or bounds to Your person or dominion.  You visit the iniquities of the father on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate You.  You are limitless.

Transcendent – You are apart from Your creation.  You teach about You that I might know You, You are God and there is no one other besides You.  Restate Exodus 20.  You make a covenant with Israel.  Yu give them the Ten Commandments.  You spoke to Israel and Israel feared You.  Moses stayed with You that You may speak to him all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which he shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which You gave them to possess.  You teach me the same.

Sovereign – It is You the sons of Israel worship.  It is You I worship.  You give Your commandments and statutes and judgments.  You teach me and lead me.  You speak.  You are a consuming fire.    You are in complete control and You are doing Your foreknown plan!


Holy – You are a morally excellent, perfect being.  You separate You people for Your purpose.  You separate them by Your Ten Commandments their laws make them different.  You separate me for Your purpose.

Gracious – You show Israel Your favor being their God and leading them and making a covenant with them.  You give me Your favor by being my God and leading me and teaching me.

Merciful – You show Israel and me by having Moses and Jesus to teach me all the commandments and the statutes and the judgment, that I may observe them.

Righteous – You are always right.  You teach the right way.  Observing Your commandments and statutes and judgments is learning the right way.

Just – You punish the unrighteous, atone for sin, and reward the righteous.  You are a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and fourth generations of those who hate you, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love You and keep Your commandments.

Longsuffering - You are patient with Your people and slow to anger.  To me it is shown that I might know You and that I know You are God; there is no other besides You.

Loving – You love Your people and me.  You take care of them and give them what they need.  You teach me how to teach and give me hope.

Good – You give a part of Yourself to Your people.  You give me Your Word to learn about You and to grow spiritually.

Wise – Your wisdom causes You to do the things You do.  Your wisdom is higher than my wisdom.  Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts.

Truthful - You always speak the truth.  You are Jehovah my god.  Your commandments are the reality.  Your dealings with Israel and with Moses are the reality.  What You say is reality.

Faithful – You always do what You promise.  You are Israel’s God and they are Your people.  You lead them and teach them.  I shall observe to do just as You my God have commanded me; I shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Wrathful - You destroy all unrighteousness.  You destroy those who hate You.

Jealous – You will not share Israel or Moses or Jesus or me who are rightly and morally Yours with any other creature.


Incomprehensible – You made a covenant with Israel at Horeb.  You did not make this covenant with their fathers, but with them, with all those of Israel alive here today (that day).  Isn’t it because of Abraham?  Isn’t it the same covenant?  If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall by My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priest and a holy nation.’  What does an everlasting covenant mean my LORD?  Why does he say that?  Did You not tell Abraham he was going to by Your possession?  Was Abraham also to be a kingdom of priest and a holy nation or only for the sons of Israel?  This is that for me?  My LORD, do I have such a heart in me, that I will fear You, and keep all Your commandments always?

·      And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

·      Heart – mind or seat of emotions – Gen 6:21; Ex 41; Judg 5:16; 1 Sam 16:7; Ps 14:1; 19:14; 22:14; 51:10; 51:17; 119:11; Prov 12:20; 17:22; 25:20; Eccl 7:7; Ezek 18:31; 44:7; Matt 5:8; 5:28; 11:29; 15:8; Luke 2:19; Acts 2:37; 15:9; Rom 8:27; 2 Cor 3:3; Gal 6:9; Eph 5:19; Heb 4:12; James 1:26

·      The meditation of my heart – Ps 104:34

·      Create in me a clean heart, O God – Eh 2:10; Ps 24:4

·      Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Heb 12:14; 1 John 3:2; Rev 22:4 – Ps 24:4

·      Sanctification – Rom 8:22; Heb 12:10

·      Humble

·      Cleansing their hearts by faith – Acts 10:43

·      In cleansing my heart = forgiveness of sins?  Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; 4:12

·      Soul – Gen 35:18; Lev 16:29; ! Sam 1:15; Ps 16:10; Ps 23:3; 42:1; 103:1; Prov 11:30; Ezek 18:4; Matt 10:28; Matt 16:26; 26:38; Mark 8:36; Luke 1:46; 12:20; Acts 4:32; Heb 6:19; James 1:21; 5:20; 1 Pet 2:11

·      Humble your souls

·      Mind – memory, thought – Ps 7:9; Is 46:8; Jer 17:10; Dan 4:16; Luke 24:45; Acts 2:46; Rom 1:28; Rom 8:7; 1 Cor 2:16; 2 Cor. 3:14; Phil 2:3

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