Category Archives: Deuteronomy

The “Humans Can’t Keep the Law” Narrative

One problem that I often have when I’m talking about religion with others is that they have an overarching narrative, whereas I tend to poke holes in that narrative.  For example, I know Christians who believe that the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Loving God: Emotion and Obedience

In this post, my topic will be loving God, and I’ll be drawing from my daily quiet times in Deuteronomy 6. In Deuteronomy 6:5, Moses instructs the Israelites to love the LORD their God with all their hearts, with all … Continue reading

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Idolatry, Orthodoxy, and Orthopraxy

In Deuteronomy 4, there is quite a focus on idolatry.  I’ve heard a number of evangelicals say that believing the wrong thing about God is essentially worshiping another god, or an idol.  These evangelicals often say this to theists who … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 2-3: Dealing with Fear

In this post, I’ll write about my daily quiet times in Deuteronomy 2-3.  My focus will be on dealing with fear.  I’ll be looking at the Conquest, which is a very grisly subject, to say the least.  But, in reading … Continue reading

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Accountability, Seeing Miracles, and the Israelites in the Wilderness

As I’ve done my daily quiet time in the Book of Deuteronomy, I’ve thought about a view that one of my relatives has.  According to my relative, people in this day and age can be saved, but they cannot be … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Prophecy

At church this morning, the pastor preached about Jeremiah 33:14-16, which states (in the King James Version): “(14) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of … Continue reading

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Being Thankful

At church this morning, the topic was Thanksgiving. We had a baptism today, and our pews are usually packed (at least in the first five rows) whenever that happens.  The baby who was being baptized is related to the pastor, … Continue reading

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