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Justice and Obedience to the Law

Lesson 1 

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Winter 2021-22

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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December 05, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

Obedience, love, and service are God’s commands for our good.

Bible Basis:

Deuteronomy 5:1b–3; 10:12–13; 27:1–10

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Obedience, love, and service are God’s commands for our good.

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Music Video, Traditional: “The Welcome Table” by Courtney Patton
Music Video, Multicultural: “Never Lost” by Tauren Wells
Music Video, Contemporary: “A New Anointing” by the ZOE Group
Guzik’s Commentary on Deuteronomy 5, Deuteronomy 10 and Deuteronomy 27
Pulpit Commentary on Deuteronomy 5, Deuteronomy 10 and Deuteronomy 27
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Deuteronomy 5, Deuteronomy 10 and Deuteronomy 27

Memory Verse:

12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
–Deuteronomy 10:12–13

Step 1

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A SIGN TO WARN OF DANGER
In October, a 43-year-old man was killed after being washed off a jetty in Crescent City, CA. There are signs and fences warning people against going out at high tide, but these are often disregarded. Crescent City leadership member Rick Shepherd has since suggested that new signs be put up, saying that anyone who disregards warning signs and then has to be rescued will be charged up to $12,000 for the effort (assuming they live). “A lot of times,” Shepherd said, “it jeopardizes our search and rescue [folks] to go out there and try to rescue people” who have ignored the warning signs.

A SIGN TO REMEMBER GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Before God had brought the children of Israel into the promised land, He gave them commands for what to do when it did come to pass. He instructed them to pile up uncut stones on the far bank of the Jordan River, whitewashing them and then writing the Law on them. This was to be a sign and a memorial to them and their children, reminding them of God’s faithfulness on their behalf—and of the benefits of obeying the Lord.

Questions

  • When have you seen someone disobey a warning or law, resulting in negative consequences?
  • What do you think of billing someone who needs rescuing because they ignored warnings?
  • How can you remind yourself of crucial moments of God’s faithfulness in your own life?

 

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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