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The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them. Should we call that a cared for land over which the ploughshare had never passed, neither iron had entered to break up the fallow ground? The sins you have committed, and the sentiments and feelings which they have awakened in you. Detailed Stipulations. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. In the third place, we will imagine that we BLOT THE TEXT OUT ALTOGETHER. It drank in water from the rains of heaven. )LinksDeuteronomy 11:12 NIVDeuteronomy 11:12 NLTDeuteronomy 11:12 ESVDeuteronomy 11:12 NASBDeuteronomy 11:12 KJVDeuteronomy 11:12 Bible AppsDeuteronomy 11:12 ParallelDeuteronomy 11:12 Biblia ParalelaDeuteronomy 11:12 Chinese BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 French BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 German BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)No wrong-doer could be uncondemned. My habitation is now guarded by Jehovah; my position in this world is no longer that of a needy mendicant; my position, which was that of a bondslave in Egypt, is now become that of an inheritor in Canaan. (Homiletic Monthly. It would be a deep enigma in Providence, and contrary to all that has been hitherto known among men, if the desolating scenes which are now taking place in the East should be without some great moral — should pass away, like the dark shapes upon a storm cloud, and leave no trace behind. Sermons Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? The children said life would be perfect here, if God had but spared us those barren and baneful hills. The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. 2. The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them.3. Let us close with USING THE TEXT. Deuteronomy 32:11-12. Ask the tortured spirit that has been deserted by its friend I Ask the child of poverty, or the daughter of sickness tossing by night and day on that uneasy bed, Couldst thou do without thy God? And it becomes you as rational, as immortal, and as accountable beings, to reflect seriously on all that you have received and endured and done during the past year, that thus you may be able to correct what has been wrong, and to supply what has been wanting, in your character and conduct, so as to be better prepared for the trial which you must undergo when you leave the present scene of activity.1. 3. HERE IS A LESSON IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. He tells you that it is the day of battle with him, and that the darts fly so thick in business nowadays, that the burdens of life are so heavy in this age that without God a man in middle life is like a naked man in the midst of a thicket of briars and thorns — he cannot hope to make his way. God has expended His Divine treasures, that His children may bring forth the rich fruits of His own glorious life. The higher the position of nearness to God, the greater the responsibility which that position entails upon who enjoy it. Do not go down to Egypt for your pleasure, or your strength, or your wisdom, or your comfort. We are His and He is ours. With gratitude and confidence. The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. WHEN IT IS SAID HERE THAT HE CARETH FOR IT, THIS WORD CARE MAY ADMIT OF A THREE-FOLD EXPLICATION. And it becomes you as rational, as immortal, and as accountable beings, to reflect seriously on all that you have received and endured and done during the past year, that thus you may be able to correct what has been wrong, and to supply what has been wanting, in your character and conduct, so as to be better prepared for the trial which you must undergo when you leave the present scene of activity.1. Could we do without Him in adversity? Enter now into covenant with Him, if you have not hitherto done so; and if in past times you have chosen Him to be your God, renew your solemn engagement to Him.2. The little vexations make the pleasant things fresh in their pleasantness. Our age, distinguished as it has been by scientific advances of all kinds, has perhaps in nothing made more rapid strides than in improved methods for the cultivation of the soil. The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them.3. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. Verse 11-12. Should the people prove obedient, God engages to bless them with rains, and make the land fruitful (vers. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. But your ignorance of futurity should urge you to seek preparedness for the events that will befall you, whatever they may be. The first is a preparedness as to state, which imparts a title to eternal blessedness. )The beginning of the yearA sermon for the New YearD. The outward blessings you have received, and the manner in which you have employed them.2. Some old writer has said, "Every hour that a Christian remains a Christian is an hour of miracle." Out of the hills. (3)No wrong-doer could be uncondemned. An exclusive emphasis, as it does signify that He does care of it both in the denial of others' care for it, and in His own denial of care for others. The laws of weather, by which the rain comes up off the sea, were unknown to him. Perhaps the sweetest word of the text is that next one — the eyes of Jehovah "thy God." If you can do without God at all, it certainly is not when you are standing on the pinnacle. Cannot the man in middle life then, whose virtues have been confirmed, do without his God? Ah, to be without God then, why it would be like the marriage feast without the bridegroom, it would be the day of delight and no delight, a sea and no water in it, day and no light. Enter now into covenant with Him, if you have not hitherto done so; and if in past times you have chosen Him to be your God, renew your solemn engagement to Him. The word is very suggestive to us. "A land which the Lord thy God CARETH for," says the Jewish lawgiver. Duncan.What are the reflections which are specially appropriate to "the beginning of the year"? It is true; and every year that the Church is kept an entire Church is a year of the beginning of the miracle. Part III: A Prophet Like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) A Prophet Like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) Choose Life! a land that the LORD your God cares for. And there was an element of tempest too, among the hills. The sins you have committed, and the sentiments and feelings which they have awakened in you. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. 2. Secondly, an eye of compassion; He has an eye upon it, to pity it, and to comfort it in the state in which it is. But we cannot allow a Divine purpose to the pestilence, and refuse a heavenly mission to the sword. Our age, distinguished as it has been by scientific advances of all kinds, has perhaps in nothing made more rapid strides than in improved methods for the cultivation of the soil. Still, however, there is a state of habitual preparedness for everything that may occur in his future life, which it is of the highest importance for you to possess. He cares for it — that is, He looks after it, and inquires into the state of it. The land of Egypt depended upon the Nile River for its fertility. With prayer for forgiveness and needed grace. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? Verse 11-12. Or have you been prompted to increased vigilance, in avoiding everything that has a tendency to betray you into them, and increased care to keep at a distance from them, and shun even the appearance of them? The farmer no longer rejoices in his ignorance; and agricultural chemistry has taken rank among the established studies of the day. Then might I not say a word to you concerning the eyes of the Lord having been upon us as a church? The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. Let your contemplation of the past prompt to an humble acknowledgment of the greatness and inexcusableness of the offences by which you have provoked the Divine displeasure, and let the anticipation of the future be accompanied with sincere resolutions of new obedience.3. First, in the word of constancy or perpetuity; and that is always. You ought not, indeed, to conjecture new and unusual circumstances in which it is possible that you may be placed, and to distract your thoughts from present duties, by considering what in all probability you would do, were these conjectures to be realised; for the grace, or Divine assistance, which the Christian is encouraged to ask, is grace for present need, and not present grace for future supposed necessities. Or have you been prompted to increased vigilance, in avoiding everything that has a tendency to betray you into them, and increased care to keep at a distance from them, and shun even the appearance of them? Let your contemplation of the past prompt to an humble acknowledgment of the greatness and inexcusableness of the offences by which you have provoked the Divine displeasure, and let the anticipation of the future be accompanied with sincere resolutions of new obedience.3. Deuteronomy 11 – Rewards for Obedience and the Choice A. It is our sins that grow monotonous; our graces are dew-bespangled till the end. If He be the Source of our mercies, they can never fail us. Give him comforts, give him prosperity. The first is a preparedness as to state, which imparts a title to eternal blessedness. 6. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20) Iron Shoes: God’s Promise for Every New Year (Deuteronomy 33:25) God has not only a regard to the elect, but to their habitation, and not only so, but to all their affairs and circumstances. The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it. I do not mean that you should look forward to it with the design of discovering the events which will occur in your history, or the vicissitudes which you will experience during its course. It would be a deep enigma in Providence, and contrary to all that has been hitherto known among men, if the desolating scenes which are now taking place in the East should be without some great moral — should pass away, like the dark shapes upon a storm cloud, and leave no trace behind. )LinksDeuteronomy 11:12 NIVDeuteronomy 11:12 NLTDeuteronomy 11:12 ESVDeuteronomy 11:12 NASBDeuteronomy 11:12 KJVDeuteronomy 11:12 Bible AppsDeuteronomy 11:12 ParallelDeuteronomy 11:12 Biblia ParalelaDeuteronomy 11:12 Chinese BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 French BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 German BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)A productive land. (3)A beautiful land. But what proof are all such appliances against the continued drought, or the falling blight, or the wasting rains? And it becomes you as rational, as immortal, and as accountable beings, to reflect seriously on all that you have received and endured and done during the past year, that thus you may be able to correct what has been wrong, and to supply what has been wanting, in your character and conduct, so as to be better prepared for the trial which you must undergo when you leave the present scene of activity.1. And that is all we know of the land in which we are just entering. Egypt is the land where they looked down for their supply — wateredst it with thy foot. It would be a deep enigma in Providence, and contrary to all that has been hitherto known among men, if the desolating scenes which are now taking place in the East should be without some great moral — should pass away, like the dark shapes upon a storm cloud, and leave no trace behind. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. First, an eye of observation, that is one which God hath upon His Church, He does mark, and mind, and take notice of the state and condition in which it is. I would have you use the text by the way of seeking greater blessings and richer mercies than you have ever enjoyed. And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? II. Men will in this way labour, and toil, and strive. The word is very suggestive to us. It is precious and of great account with Him. Ask God in His great mercy to pardon the sins of the past year, and to grant to you that assistance which will enable you to avoid these sins during the year that has commenced.4. "A land which the Lord thy God CARETH for," says the Jewish lawgiver. BUT THE EVIDENCE THAT WE ARE A CARED FOR PEOPLE, and, therefore a fresh ground for our devotedness and love, IS TO BE FOUND IN THE TIME WHEN THIS BLESSING OF AN ABUNDANT HARVEST HAS BEEN SENT TO US.III. (Vers. They are all but unknown to us now. "Very true," added Cineas, "for then we may easily regain Macedon, and make absolute conquest of Greece; and when all these are in our possession, what shall we do then. But here the scoffer may interject, "Why, if this be 'a land which the Lord careth for,' IS IT SUFFERED TO BE DARKENED HERE AND THERE BY THE OVERHANGING PESTILENCE, or drained of its best blood to keep down a despot's pride?" The Lord takes care of His Church as that which He receives the greatest advantage from any other besides; not in a strict sense, but in a qualified, and as He is pleased to account it. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. If the eyes of the Lord will be upon us His people, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, what shall we do? It was the barrier of mountains that kept them off. With prayer for forgiveness and needed grace. I do not mean that you should look forward to it with the design of discovering the events which will occur in your history, or the vicissitudes which you will experience during its course. There was to be no monotony in their new home. Enter now into covenant with Him, if you have not hitherto done so; and if in past times you have chosen Him to be your God, renew your solemn engagement to Him.2. Or have you been prompted to increased vigilance, in avoiding everything that has a tendency to betray you into them, and increased care to keep at a distance from them, and shun even the appearance of them? 1. A. NOTICE THE LORD'S PROMISES CONCERNING THIS LAND IN WHICH WE ARE TO DWELL. Pyrrhus, smiling, answered, "Why then, my dear friend, we will live at our case, take pleasure all day, and amuse ourselves with cheerful conversation." But the godly man will neither desire this nor be content with it. The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them.3. You shall sit still, and 'in quietness shall ye possess your souls.'" The sins you have committed, and the sentiments and feelings which they have awakened in you. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Deuteronomy 32:11,12 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "AS AN EAGLE" Intro: Moses a man familiar with wilderness, probably watched eagles many times. Ask yon grey beard with all the experience of seventy years, whether at least he has not attained to an independence of grace, and he will say to you that as the infirmity of the body presses upon him it is his joy that his inner man is renewed day by day, but take away God, who is the spring of that renewal, and old age would be utter wretchedness. To the end of the year — To give it the rain, and other blessings proper to the several seasons. No; we must be taught, as Israel was taught, that fruitfulness was not so much the happy product of the soil, still less the natural requital of man's industry and skill, but an immediate effect of the Divine blessing — a consequence of the eyes of the Lord never being off the land, but ever seeking and ever caring for it to do it good.II. But your ignorance of futurity should urge you to seek preparedness for the events that will befall you, whatever they may be. I tried to discover the other day what time there was in one's life when one could best afford to be without God. LOOK FORWARD TO THE YEAR WHICH HAS COMMENCED. TRUE RELIGION MAKES A DIFFERENCE NOT ONLY IN A MAN, BUT IN A MAN'S CONDITION; IT AFFECTS NOT ONLY HIS HEART, BUT HIS STATE; NOT ONLY HIS NATURE, BUT HIS VERY STANDING IN SOCIETY. Should we call that a cared for land over which the ploughshare had never passed, neither iron had entered to break up the fallow ground? I. 1. (Vers. The hills, the bleak hills of life that we wonder at and perhaps grumble at, bring down the showers. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. The Church exists to promote the worship of the Revealed Father in spirit and in truth. And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. Cherish a sincere desire and resolution to have Jehovah for your God. )The beginning of the yearA sermon for the New YearD. Duncan. A. In the one case, there is evidence that you have been making a mock at sin, or have looked on it as a trivial thing, which ought not to awaken in you any deep distress; in the other, there is ground for the conclusion that you possess the broken and contrite spirit which God does not despise.II. As His in a way of providence, and protection, and preservation; so ours in a way of obedience, and fruitfulness, and circumspection. It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning to the end of the year. 4. It was thus in a peculiar way a land dependent upon God. The Jew was to understand from his first entry into the land of Canaan that his prosperity depended utterly on God. Do not be angry with the hills, because they shut you in. A. First, in the word of perpetuity, and that is, always. It will be a year of ups and downs, of hills and valleys. Ah, how the soul had been withered, dead, if no steep hill had risen for its shelter. No; we must be taught, as Israel was taught, that fruitfulness was not so much the happy product of the soil, still less the natural requital of man's industry and skill, but an immediate effect of the Divine blessing — a consequence of the eyes of the Lord never being off the land, but ever seeking and ever caring for it to do it good.II. A land which the Lord thy God careth for. Now for the second, which is the continuation of this privilege, that is exhibited to us in two expressions more. The perennial watchfulness of God. Egypt's fertility depended on God also, but less directly. II. what could we do? Point 2 comes from Pat Damiani’s “When Jesus Calls My Name” on www.sermoncentral.com Because He has engaged Himself hereto. Imagine that there is none to whom we may appeal beyond our own fellow creatures for help. 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