Friday, April 30, 2010

Fri 100430 Deut 9-10

Deuteronomy 9
9.6 not...because of your righteousness... The fact that we need to be reminded of this is evidence of its truth.
9.16  turned aside so quickly...  Ouch.

9.22  Taberah--Meaning: burning
a place in the wilderness of Paran, where the “fire of the Lord” consumed the murmuring Israelites (Num. 11:3; Deut. 9:22). It was also called Kibroth-hattaavah (q.v.).  --
9.22  Massah  Meaning: trial, temptation
a name given to the place where the Israelites, by their murmuring for want of water, provoked Jehovah to anger against them.  It is also called Meribah (Ex. 17:7; Deut. 6:16; Ps. 95:8, 9; Hebrews 3:8).  --
9.22 Kibroth-hattaavah--Meaning: the graves of the longing or of lust
one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness
It was probably in the Wady Murrah, and has been identified with the Erweis el-Ebeirig, where the remains of an ancient encampment have been found, about 30 miles northeast of Sinai, and exactly a day's journey from 'Ain Hudherah.
“Here began the troubles of the journey. First, complaints broke out among the people, probably at the heat, the toil, and the privations of the march; and then God at once punished them by lightning, which fell on the hinder part of the camp, and killed many persons, but ceased at the intercession of Moses (Num. 11:1, 2). Then a disgust fell on the multitude at having nothing to eat but the manna day after day, no change, no flesh, no fish, no high-flavoured vegetables, no luscious fruits… The people loathed the ‘light food,’ and cried out to Moses, ‘Give us flesh, give us flesh, that we may eat.’” In this emergency Moses, in despair, cried unto God. An answer came. God sent “a prodigious flight of quails, on which the people satiated their gluttonous appetite for a full month. Then punishment fell on them: they loathed the food which they had desired; it bred disease in them; the divine anger aggravated the disease into a plague, and a heavy mortality was the consequence. The dead were buried without the camp; and in memory of man's sin and of the divine wrath this name, Kibroth-hattaavah, the Graves of Lust, was given to the place of their sepulchre” (Num. 11:34, 35; 33:16, 17; Deut. 9:22; compare Ps. 78:30, 31)., Rawlinson's Moses, p. 175. From this encampment they journeyed in a northeastern direction to Hazeroth.  --

Deuteronomy 10
10.12  ...what does the Lord require?  Fear, walk, love, serve God and keep His commandments.
10.16  the foreskins of your hearts...  The heart or belief of the command is most important.
10.18-20 Repeated from chapter six.
10.32  be careful to obey...  The requires a shift in the way some of us think.
Deuteronomy 11

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