During this chapter, Moses is going to re-examine the 10 Commandments with the people. Within the first verse, he provides the purpose for which God gave His people the Law. We would do well to apply this to all Scripture. This is how the Bible becomes life-changing!
Deut. 5:1 “And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.”
LESSON - Consider the outline provided within this one verse:
1. Hear God’s word.
The foundation for our faith begins with simple church attendance. This is the primary place where we hear God’s word taught and learn how to apply it to our life.
2. Learn God’s word.
When life presses hard upon us, we quickly realized that church attendance is not enough. We must be students of God’s word every day that we live. It’s the only way that we can effectively combat the influences of the world in our lives.
3. Increase exposure to God’s word.
It really is a simple fact! If we KEEP God’s word before us, we will be more spiritually minded people. There was a principle for this among God’s people in Deut. 6:6-9 “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”
4. Obey God’s word.
Knowledge alone will not change your life. You must decide of your freewill that you want to adjust your life to align it with God’s word. That’s when we experience the full transformative effect of God’s word in our lives. Until then, you are merely a “hearer” of God’s word and not a “doer”. Take some time to consider the amount of time and energy you offer to the application of God’s word. Then consider the person God desires for you to become. You will soon devise a new set of priorities if you want to experience God’s BEST! I’ve never known one person to do this and regret it.