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Torah Meditations – Shavuot – 5/30/20

Pastor Mark began this study with verses reminding us of the amazing benefits G-d built into of obeying the commandments. 

The commandments are not to restrict and condemn, but to bless us!  What did the Lord say?


                     ********DO WE DESIRE TO BE BLESSED?********

Deuteronomy15:4-6  4 But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess— if only you will strictly obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today. For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

1. Verse 4 is speaking about the “LORD’S release” in the seventh year when there is a release of debts. Then verse 4 proceeds to announce two blessings. What are these blessings?_____________________________

2. Verse 5 goes on to pronounce two requirements for these blessings. What is man’s part to receive these blessings? __________________________

3. Verse 6 announces more blessings. Why would we desire these particular blessings in verse 6? _________________________________________

This is the ideal situation, when Israel is in the Land and everyone is obeying the commandments – there are incredible blessings!  What might you conclude about nations that do not obey the commandments?  How important is it to take the light of His commandments to the entire world?

******Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and      overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your G-d.********