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Deuteronomy 12

Good Morning “Knowers of Gods Word.”   Today we are in Deuteronomy 12.

As the Nation of Israel takes the Promised Land, they are to destroy all the places of false worship, Idol worship.  They are to leave nothing.  They are to remember all that God has said and not consider or explore how the former occupants of the land worshipped.  Why?  So that they will not be drawn into the evil worship themselves.  

There is a resounding theme throughout Scripture… Obey God, and follow His Word.  In fact, to close out this chapter God reminds Israel once again, with an additional admonishment.

”See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.“ Deuteronomy‬ ‭12‬:‭32‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Do not add to or take away from it is another theme we see repeated in the New Testament.  Even then there was a tendency to bring cultural practices, false worship practices into worship of the One Truth God - they attempted to make Him into something He wasn’t or discount parts of Scripture.  Most if not all of Paul’s letters addressed some form of the church spinning out, with their worship.  Some things never change.  Maybe you’ve seen the meme or bumper sticker that says, “If Paul were alive today we’d be getting a letter.”  

Progressive Christianity and much of The Church has exchanged the Truth of the Gospel for a new modern false Gospel.  We’ve sanitized the God of Scripture and attempted to make Him more “seeker friendly”, “gentler.”  We’ve exchanged real heart worship for emotional smoke and mirrors experiences.  

The passage is worth repeating:

”See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.“ Deuteronomy‬ ‭12‬:‭32‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Love you all!  Dig in!  Know The Word so you can live The Word.