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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Deuteronomy 29

 

 

Verses 1-29

Deuteronomy 29:15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:

Deuteronomy 29:15"And also with him that is not here with us this day" - Comments- Deuteronomy 29:15 is also referring to us ( Galatians 3:7).

Galatians 3:7, "Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham."

Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you Prayer of Manasseh , or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

Deuteronomy 29:18 — "lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood" - Comments- Note a similar verse in Hebrews 12:15, "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;"

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that Prayer of Manasseh , and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.

Deuteronomy 29:19-20Comments - Backsliding Brings Judgment- When we become saved, we must do what the Word says to do, and not what we want to do. Otherwise, we, too, face God's wrath in the forms of mild chastisement to severe judgment.

1 Corinthians 6:20, "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God"s."

Note:

Hebrews 10:29-31, "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

Deuteronomy 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;

Deuteronomy 29:22Comments- The book of the prophet Isaiah opens by describing the nation of Israel as a sick people ( Isaiah 1:5-6).

Isaiah 1:5-6, "Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 29:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/deuteronomy-29.html. 2013.

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