Old testament Survey – Book of Deuteronomy

 The  Book Of  Deuteronomy

 Introduction: Deuteronomy means: Second Law. It is the Fifth Book of Moses; it doesn’t really give a “Second Law” but rather gives the same Law in more detail.  The Hebrew name for this Book was Haddebharim meaning “The Words.” This name is taken from the opening verse of the Book:  “These  be the words …”

It is also a Book of transitions and it marks them in a four fold way.

First:  Transition to a new generation, with the exception of Joshua, Caleb and Moses.

Second: Transition to a new possession or to a new land.

Third:  Transition to a  new way of life; a new experience – living in houses instead of tents. A settled life instead of wandering; milk and honey, the corn and wine of Caanan instead of  the diet of the wilderness.

Fourth: Transition  to a new revelation from God – His love. From Genesis to Numbers, the love of God is never spoken of. In  Deuteronomy  4:37 we read the wonderful words of God’s love to Israel.

The Central Message of the Book – Divine Faithfulness

 The Basic Fact of the Book – Chapter 6:4-5

The Basic Truth – Chapter 6:23   There  is a three – fold statement of this Truth:

  1. The fact – “He brought us out”
  2. The purpose behind the fact – “that He might bring us in.” We see the Grace of God here.

God was to bring them to a land “flowing with milk and honey.”

  1. The reason behind both the fact and the purpose – “he sware unto our fathers.” Here, we see

the  faithfulness of God: He was true to His Covenant.

The Basic requirement – Chapter 10:12-13. In the New Testament we read:  Matt. 22:37,

Mark 12:30  and Luke 10:27

The  word fear in this Deut. 10:12, means: In the Hebrew:  yare’, yaw-ray’  a primitive root; to fear; morally, to revere;  reverential trust with a hatred of evil.

The  word  require  means – “to demand”

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 deals  with loving obedience  that flows from the heart of the child of God;  a God who is glorious and faithful. Obedience is the “key note” of  almost every chapter.

The  word “dooccurs over 50 times.  Jehovah God is to be obeyed  because of  (1) what He has done for them  (2) what He is in Himself  (3) the perfection of His Law.

Moses is the human writer of this Book and Jesus also attested to that fact in Luke  24:44

The Divisions of the Book

1. Looking to the past – chaps. 1-11 2. Looking to the future – chaps. 12-34

Theological Themes of the Book of Deuteronomy

  1. The Faithfulness of God                             6. The Grace of God
  2. The Word of God                                         7. The coming Great Prophet of God
  3. The Person of God                                       8. The Will of God
  4. The Love of God                                           9. The Kings of God
  5. The Glory of God                                        10. The Israel of God

God’s dealings did not begin with the Covenant at Sinai and they did not end there.

Israel entered Canaan under the Sinaitic Covenant – a broken Covenant.  They broke it  with the Golden Calf and they continually broke it in the wilderness.

Once they entered into the Promised Land, they still continue to break God’s Covenant. That is why they never took possession of the Promised Land – continued disobedience.

God’s first dealings were before He met with Moses on Mt. Sinai. They were with the Abrahamic Covenant in Genesis 15.

It was confirmed with the oath of God with blood and is unconditional to Abraham and his descendants; it is an everlasting Covenant:  Genesis 17:5-8.

Look at Romans 4:13-25 and see how it applies to Christians today.

The Covenant on Sinai pointed toward a place – Sinai.

The Abrahamic Covenant pointed toward a Person – Christ – Galatians 3:16-17

The Law came 430  years AFTER  Abraham.

By the Abrahamic Covenant, God can and will still bless Israel in spite of their breaking the Law of Sinai.

God can also bless today’s Christians through Abraham’s seed – Jesus Christ.

Lessons to be learned from the Book of Deuteronomy – Reviewing The Wanderings

  1. Chapter 1:1-3 – Unbelief can doom a person’s life to aimless wanderings. An 11 day journey

became 40 years of wandering

  1. The mistake of thinking we can carry our burden’s alone. Moses forgot that God was carrying                                  the burden of Israel. Chap. 1:9 & 12. In his frustration, Moses appoints a council of 70 which                                  later became the Sanhedren; the council that sentenced Christ to death.
  1. The mistake of appointing a board to decide if they should obey God. Chap. 1:20-23; 30 & 32
  2. Faith in action leads to blessings from God. Only Joshua & Caleb believed and were allowed                                to enter the  Promised Land. They  were not swayed by the majority who died because of their                                unbelief.  Chap. 1:34-38

5. Don’t use your family for an excuse to be disobedient. The Israelites used their children for an

excuse; God allowed the  “little ones” to go in but not the disobedient parents. They died in

the wilderness.  Chap. 1:39

  1. Be careful to not run in circles when you serve the Lord. Disobedience causes procrastination.

We put off doing  what God’s  Word tells us to do; our disobedience causes us to run in circles

or – as we may say – running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Chap. 2:1-3

One of the Great Differences Between The Old Testament and the New

In the Old Testament – the emphasis is upon a Place

  1. A place of sacrifice 2. A place of worship

This emphasis upon a place gave focus to the religious life of the Nation of Israel; it fostered a sense of National unity.  To the Hebrew, a nearness to Jerusalem; to the Temple came to mean nearness to the presence of God.

In the New Testament – the emphasis is upon a Person

The emphasis is transferred from a place to a person. The Gospel went to the Gentiles and local churches were started all around the  known world. There is no longer a central location to be near God.  In Acts 8, in the account of the Ethiopian eunuch, the man had been to the right place – Jerusalem. He had been there for the right purpose – worship. He was reading the right Book – the Scripture. We read where he is returning home unsatisfied – what he needed was a new emphasis – on the Person – Jesus Christ. God sent Philip his way and Philip preached unto him, Jesus.  The man receives Christ as Saviour.

Looking To The Future  Chaps. 12-34

In the first part of this Book, Moses reiterates the Law – a review. He reminds them of how God had given it to Israel. Moses tells them of the consequences of their breaking of God’s Law and yet the faithfulness of God to keep His promises to bring Israel into the promised Land.  Now, the focus changes from their past to their future in the Promised Land.

The Law Interpreted For Their Future Land  chaps. 12-26

Here it deals with consecration – apostasy – judicial matters – governmental righteousness – guarantees of justice – authority of the sanctuary and the home – sanctity of the Divine order including: labor, marriage, the congregation, protection for the weak and the sanctity of the individual.

Sanctions – Chapters 27-30

We find what God approves of and what he does not approve of. Chapter 30 tells us of God’s promise of restoration.

The Passing Of The Torch  Chapters 31-34

Chap. 31 – The charge of Moses to Joshua and the Levites. Verse 23, Moses words to Joshua.

Verses 24-30  Moses instructs the Levites

Chap. 33 – The blessing of the Tribes of Israel

Chap. 34 – The death of  Moses

  1. Moses could see the land but not enter into it vs 4
  2. Moses was 120 years old – vs 7
  3. The human writer of chapter 34 is Moses. He writes of his death as it was given to him by God in the same way God gave any prophecy to any prophet.
  1. Moses is the only man that God buried – vs 6

This ends the writing of the Pentateuch – also called by the Jews the Torah – the First Five Books Of Moses

Brief Summary of Moses’ Life

  1. He spent 40 years in Egypt
  2. He spent 40 years in Midian
  3. He spent 40 years leading the Children of Israel  He was a man of faith – Hebrews 11:23-29
  1. He appeared with Christ and Elijah (Elias) on the Mount of transfiguration – Matthew 17:3;                           Mark 9:4, Luke 9:30
  1. He was Israel’s greatest prophet – Numbers 34:10
  2. Moses is an outstanding type of Christ                                                                                                                                   a.  Moses was born and was sought to be put to death by Pharaoh – Jesus was born and sought                                 to be put to death by King Herod                                                                                                                                          b. Moses appointed by God to deliver Israel out of bondage – Christ was sent to deliver all Israel and all who would believe, from the bondage of sin                                                                                                                                    c. Moses was sent to lead Israel towards Caanan – Jesus came to lead us to heaven.                                                        Moses lead them to see the Promised  Land – Jesus takes us into Heaven                                                                  d. Moses gave the Law – Jesus fulfilled the Law and gave the Gospel                                                                              e. Moses was the mediator of the first covenant – Jesus is the mediator of the second covenant                                f. Moses did many wonderful miracles – Jesus did many wonderful miracles. Both were by the power of God and to show His power and glory and confirm His doctrine                                                                                                g. Moses instituted the Passover – Jesus is the Passover                                                                                            h. Moses was a faithful servant – Jesus was faithful in all thing                                                                                        i. Moses fasted 40 days and nights in the wilderness before delivering the Law- Jesus fasted 40 days in the            wilderness before preaching the Gospel
  1. No man knows where he grave is Numbers 34:6 – somewhere in the land of Moab
  2. The devil and Michael the Archangel disputed or contended about his body Jude vs 9

Old Testament Survey Book of Numbers

The Book Of Numbers

 Introduction: This fourth Book of the Law, was named due to the fact that it records the numbering or census of the Nation of Israel. Historically, the Book of Numbers begins where the Book of Exodus leaves off.

This is also a book of wilderness wanderings of the redeemed Israelites and their failure to enter the Promised Land  at Kadesh – barnea.

                                                  Genesis – is a Book of creation and fall

                                                  Exodus –  is a book of  redemption

                                                  Leviticus – is a book of worship and fellowship

                                                  Numbers – is a book of service and walk

From Sinai to Kadesh-barnea was approximately 150-200 miles; a trip of about 11 days. Yet, the Children of Israel took 40 years to cover the same ground. As a result of their wandering, they learned many lessons. The Nation was purified by weeding out the rebellious generation and they were molded by God into a nation ready to obey God and then enter into the Promised Land.

The human writer was Moses. Jesus attested to that fact in the New Testament; Luke 24:44.

The author is the Holy Spirit;  II Peter 1:21.

The value of the Book of Numbers as well as the entire Old testament – I Corinthians 10:1-11. They  were (vs 6 & 11) written for “ensamples” or types; examples for us).

The focus of this Book – their failures; unbelief; disobedience; chastisement; and their eventual victory by God; His divine guidance and His sovereign will.

I. The Preparation To Depart From Sinai Or The Order Of The Host  chapters 1-10

  1. The numbering of the fighting men chap. #1

note:  vs 47-50

  1. Arrangement of the camp chap #2

note: numbering of fighting men and arrangement of the camp was for military purposes.

This is to protect the Tabernacle of God

  1. The duties of the Levites and their families chapters 3-4

note: the priestly tribe was given charge of moving the Tabernacle

  1. Priestly instructions chapters 5-10
  2. chapter 5 deals with purity – segregation of lepers for health reasons; trespass or sins;  adultery; jealousy
  3. chapter 6:1-21 the Nazarite vow

Note: this is for one wholly separated unto the Lord; voluntarily done

Sampson and John the Baptist are examples of men who took the Nazarite vow

Many have thought that Jesus took this vow; He did not. He is

referred to as “Jesus of  Nazareth” which is a city, not a vow.

chapters  7-8 deal with Free – will offerings  and consecration of the Levites

The Keeping of the Passover Chapter 9

  1. vs 1 & 5= April 14th
  2. In the New Testament, for Christians, we observe the Lord’s Supper
  3. The silver trumpets chapter 10
  4. vs 1-2 – for calling assembly; to journey or march; also to sound
  5. alarm for  war
  6. silver is a typology of redemption

II. From Sinai To The Wilderness  – chap. 10:11 – chap. 14   

  1. The people complained after only 3 days journey 10:33
  2. chap 11:1 God gets angry when His people complain
  3. vs 5-6 the self pity of the Israelites
  4. vs 10-15 Moses gets discouraged
  5. Israel gets what they want – flesh to eat
  6. Numbers 11:4 – they ask for flesh to eat
  7. vs 5  they long for Egypt – they place where they were enslaved; the place that God
  8. had delivered them out of
  1. the sin was not in wanting some meat to eat – but in the fact of their murmuring and

complaining against God and against God’s man

  1. Numbers 11:18-20 God gives them flesh to eat
  2. vs 20 – “… until … it be loathsome unto you, … ”
  3. vs 20- they despised the Lord – Why did we come out of Egypt?
  4. They are second guessing the Lord; questioning Him.
  5. Israel pays the price of complaining and murmuring
  6. Numbers 11:3 – fire
  7. Numbers 11:31-35 – vs 33 – a “very  great plague.”

NOTES: Be careful of what we ask for; how we ask for it. Be careful of our attitudes;

Be careful of griping, complaining and murmuring against God and God’s man.

  1. God gives them another opportunity to receive His blessings – chap 13-14
  2. 12 spies were sent out to check out the land that God had promised to Israel 13:1 & 17
  3. 10 came back with an evil report and incited a rebellion among God’s people

vs 26-33 & 14:1-2 – this is the problem with committees

   NOTES: God gives them  a tremendous blessing; instead of receiving the blessing, they

have to “check it out.”  “Do  we want God’s blessing?”  “What is God doing to us?”

“God’s blessing just  won’t work.”  “We don’t like it; we don’t agree with it.”

Many Christians today do the same with what God’s Word compels us to do.

The question here is: OBEDIENCE to God’s Word – God’s way or man’s way –

which  will it be.

  1.   The Israelites unknowingly proclaimed their own curse   14:2b
  2. Joshua and Caleb were the 2 spies who said: vs 8-9
  3. The congregation reacted vs 10
  4. Notice what Moses tells them vs 11 – they forgot the power of God and what He had already done for them
  5. the price to be paid for murmuring Numbers 14:26-33
  6. when we are out of God’s will, there is a price to be paid
  7. when we do not obey God and His Word, there is a price to be paid
  8. when we murmur and complain, there is a price to be paid
  9. Numbers 14:44-45 – God allows their enemies to bring a catastrophe  against  Israel

III.  In The Wilderness For 38 Years – chapters 15- 25

  1. Chapters 15-19 God gives various instructions
  2. chap 15-19 – Second set of priestly instructions
  3. chap 16 – instructions about offerings
  4. chap 17 – instructions about Aaron & family being chosen as the priestly family
  5. chap 18 – confirmation of Levites and priestly family of Aaron
  6. chap 19 – instructions concerning the red heifer and water of purification
  7. The rebellion of Korah – chap 16
  8. Vs 1-3 – Korah says that Moses and Aaron are doing too much & that he and his                                                                                         followers are  led by God just as much as Moses is
  9. Moses replies – vs 8-11
  10. vs 9 – hmmmm … out of ALL of the congregation, God picked you to lead the congregation?
  1. vs 10 – do you want to be a priest also?
  2. vs 11 – Korah caused the people in his following to go against the Lord
  3. God deals with rebellion vs 19-21 & 29-35 Num. 26:10
  4. vs 36 God speaks to Moses – God always calls and uses a particular man to lead a                                                                                            congregation
  5. 16:49 – 14,700 died in the plague + those that died  with Korah  vs 35 – 250 men                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The sin of Moses

Numbers 20:8-12

1. vs 8 – God said to “speak” unto the rock

2. vs 11 – Moses smote or beat / hit the rock 2 X’s

3.  Moses did God’s will Moses way

4.  Moses punishment for his sin vs 12

5. The serpent of brass chap 21

Vs 5-9 – Israel still complaining. Why? They are out of God’s will

when God’s people are out of God’s will, they murmur and complain

it is never God’s will for His people to murmur and complain

  Philippians 2:14  “Do all things without murmurings and disputings.”

John 3:14 – this is a type of Christ.

NOTES: Among the Jews, the brazen serpent was considered a type of the resurrection-through it the dying lived; and so, by the voice of God, they that were dead shall be raised to life. As the serpent was raised up, so shall Christ be lifted up: as they who were stung by the fiery serpents were restored by looking up to the brazen serpent, so those who are infected with and dying through sin are healed and saved, by looking up to and believing in Christ crucified. These are all the analogies which we can legitimately trace between the lifting up of  the brazen serpent, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The lifting up of the Son of man may refer to his mediatorial office at the right hand of God.

  1. Preparations For Entering The Land Chaps. 26-36
  2. Taking a census of the new generation Chap. 26
  3. The old generation is dead or about to die
  4. verses 1- 4 the census is taken  of those 20 years old & older
  5. Chap. 27 – The law of inheritance and Joshua appointed to succeed Moses
  6. Num. 27:12-13
  7. vs 18-22 Joshua appointed by God to replace Moses to lead the congregation of Israel
  8. More priestly instructions chaps. 28-30                                                                                                                                                                                                             Laws concerning women’s vows chap. 30
  1. man’s vow is always binding 30:1-2
  2. women’s vows can be annulled by her father or husband if married 30:5-8
  3. this shows the responsibility given by God to the man as the leader of his home                                                                                               and to protect his wife / daughter

The  judgment of Midian chap. 31

they sinned by not destroying all of the enemy

this was a repeat of their previous sin vs 16

Gad &  Reuben refuse to help their brothers  fight the battle 32:6

they are punished for their sin vs 11-15

they fall into sin later on also I Chronicles 5:25-26

A summary of Israel’s journey’s from Egypt to Jordan  chap. 33:1-49

Law of the possession of the land 33:50-56

God  sets the borders for the  Land of Canaan  chap 34

The  cities of refuge  chap. 35

The inheritance   chap. 36

In the Book of Numbers, we see the consequences of unbelief; disobedience  and  the  cleansing or purging of the Nation of Israel.  The Nation of Israel was purified in the wilderness  so that they could receive their eventual victory  which  was God’s will for them.


A few years ago, a lady wrote to me reagrding my souls. I appreciate her concern. Many times, I receive letters from someone condemning me to hell because I am not a member of their ‘religion.”  Most do not include their name or adress. this dear lady did. below is my reply to her. I trust that you will read it and study your Bible and gain “Spiritual Insights” as to what the Bible teaches.

December 17, 2003

Dear Sarah;

Thank you for your remarks scribbled on our bulletin and sent back to us. I would like to make a few comments regarding your comments as you are in great error not knowing Scriptures. I also appreciate your concern for my souls and will answer, best I can, your comments written to me. You also make several false accusations regarding what we, as Baptist, believe.

You tend to be “hung up” on the Sabbath. First, let me say: 1. The pope did not change the Sabbath. The only place I have found that statement, was in 7th Day Adventist writings.  2.  The Sabbath is Saturday; which, in all reality, is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. 3. We have no ties with Rome nor did Baptist come out of Rome. We are not Protestants, but rather, Baptists and the Ana Baptists of old etc.

4. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy — your quotes, is from       Exodus 20:8. In the New Testament, all of the 10 Commandments are repeated EXCEPT one …. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.  5.  The Sabbath is for Israel and not for Christians: Exodus 31:16 “Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant”.

 Levitcus 24:8 Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.

I am not a Jew and Baptists are not Jews. Jews or Israelites, are commanded to keep the Sabbath, Christians are not commanded to do so.

Note the following:

Matthew 28:1  “In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre”.

 Mark 16:2  “And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun”.

 Mark 16:9  “Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils”.

 Luke 24:1  “Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them”.

 John 20:1  “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre”.

 John 20:19  “Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you”.

 Acts 20:7 “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight“.

Every Sunday, is the Lord’s day; in essence, Easter; as that was the day that Jesus arose victoriously from the grave.

You seem “hung up” on the pope and idols. As I stated, we are not catholic, did not come out of Rome and have NO TIES with Rome. The Roman Catholic church did not exist until approximately 350-400 A.D. well after the Baptist which go back to John The Baptist.

You are OFF on how to get to heaven, as per your note to me. You wrote: The Bible teaches that three things must  be believed and be truth before they can enter heaven. One, love the Father more than you love God and love Him with all your being, love Him first!  Two, keep the 10 commandments, all 10 commandments, not just 9.  Three, Accept Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, open the door and invite Him into your life.

My dear friend, you would have a lot of searching to find what you said in Scripture. You are putting words into the mouth of God and His Word. NOWHERE in the Bible does it say what you have said in totality. Galatians 3:2 “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Galatians 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

This tells us that “if” we could be saved by the Law ….. Jesus death was a waste. Your faith in keeping the Law has now relegated Jesus to a vain or wasteful death …. in other words…. he died for noting “if” the Law would save or help to save a soul.

 Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

You see, 430 years BEFORE the Law … Abraham believed (faith) unto God and it was accounted unto him for righteousness.

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Galatians 3:19  Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

 Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

 Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

 Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Notice what happened in the Book of Acts regarding this very thing:

Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

Acts 15:6  And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

Acts 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

Acts 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Hmmmm….. folks back in the Apostles days had the same idea you are having. The met, discussed the matter thoroughly and came to the conclusion that to for them to demand that folks keep the Law of Moses, would be putting a yoke  upon the disciples neck.

They said: “Why tempt ye God ….”

To follow the thoughts or doctrines that you are so ignorantly espousing, is to tempt God.

In verse 11, they concluded that Jews and Gentiles alike, are saved by the grace of God and nothing else. No Law, No works etc.  Kinda throws out your Sabbath keeping, don’t it?

Romans 3:28  “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”

Salvation is a person realizing that they are a sinner: Romans 3:23. Realizing that Jesus died for their sins on the Cross of Calvary, was buried and rose again the third day. Then receiving Jesus as personal Saviour.  Romans 6:23;          Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:13.

My friend, you need to simply trust in Jesus as Saviour; not the Law. The Law cannot save and it never did save a soul.

If you want to keep the Law, the Law is more than the 10 Commandments; it is the 1st 5 Books of the Bible. According to Law, if a person does not keep the Sabbath, they are to be stoned.

Do you practice that?

Do you offer lambs on the 1st Sabbath of the year, according to Law?

Do you let the land rest on a Sabbath year?

Do you offer burnt offerings on the Sabbath?

These are just a few Laws regarding the keeping of the Sabbath in the Old Testament. If you do not keep them along with the other Laws, then you really have a problem.

Some folks like to pick what they believe and then try to fit a few verses around them to try and support their belief system; this is erroneous, false doctrine and the mark of a cult.

My prayer for you is that you will receive Jesus Christ as personal Saviour and trust in Him only to take away your sins.

Thank you so much for writing to me and I trust that you will study your Bible for what it says and not just try to read it for what you want it to say.


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