Sunday May 19 "Take Care" Pastor Wood
Topic: If Israel would serve its God in love and faithfulness, He would give the land early and latter rain in its season, and therewith a plentiful supply of food for man and beast (see Lev. 26:3 and 5; and for the further expansion of this blessing, Deut. 28:1–12).
What God asks (8–21). He asks that His people obey Him because their obedience is their strength and life (vv. 8–9). They could not prosper in the land without God’s constant care and blessing (Matt. 6:33). The Word in the heart will control the hand, the eyes and the tongue and will protect and direct the household (vv. 18–19).
- Text: Deuteronomy 11:13–17 (ESV) 13 “And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
- Text: Deuteronomy 11:14–15 (ESV) 14 he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 15 And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.
- Text: Deuteronomy 11:16–17 (ESV) 16 Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them; 17 then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the Lord is giving you.