Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 12/Chapter 12


Chapter 12 observations
- This chapter is about worship. About how to worship and how not to worship.
- God has specific instructions for how He wants the Israelites to worship. He does not want them to worship in the way the other nations do (v.4). As a matter of fact He wants everything related to their worship (e.g., altars, sacred stones, Asherah poles, idols) completely destroyed.
- Worship of God will take place in a place of God’s choosing.
- The “Name”, or God Himself, will dwell in that place (v.5).
- The rest of the chapter give some specific instructions related to worship.
Comments
Space can be sacred. It is to God. What makes a space sacred or special? In Deuteronomy 12 God is the one who sets apart space and makes it sacred. But, the Israelites are to do the same thing. They are to live in the reality of this sacred space. This is the message of verse 7, “There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.”

2 comments:

Hoohah1986 said...

Tim,
Hey man. In regards to my last blog. I just seem to have this hurt or something in me that I can't shake. It leaves me feeling really hopeless sometimes. I think I get mad at God because I feel like He can do something about it, but so far hasn't. Of course, I mean, He has of course, but maybe its just a matter of it not being the way I want it to.

Ben

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