“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: Bible study is labourious and thus demands a diligent, consistent and painstaking approach in the study of it.

Having read Deuteronomy 5:1, 31, we’ve discovered that this instruction was given for the nation of Israel. For further emphasis, let’s observe Deuteronomy 6:1-4 which reads “Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightiest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do [it]; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD”. He gave them the commandments to guide them when they get to Canaan. If you read Deuteronomy 31:9-27, this same fact is supported.

Thus, Moses wrote the law to specific people, the Jews. In previous studies, we answered the question of why Moses gave them the law; it was because of the hardness of their hearts; that is, unbelief towards a message/the gospel (Matthew 19:3-8). That’s why in verse 27 of Deuteronomy 31, Moses revealed that these people were rebellious and stiff-necked people. He called them in verse 20 of Deuteronomy 32 “Children in whom is no faith”. So Moses’ law was specifically given to those Jews who left Egypt for Canaan (Deuteronomy 28:1). Hallelujah!  

INSTRUCTION: Keep studying with close observation.

PRAYER: I receive understanding as I study through, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: Be diligent in the place of study.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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