A Year In The Bible - Part 2 Day: 20 - Hearing vs. doing...

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Day 20 - Hearing vs. doing...

Deuteronomy 4-5; Luke 6

An amazingly powerful lesson as Jesus pours out much wisdom, promise, and warning. Instruction on how we are to treat our enemies. Reminders to those whom are considered "blessed". Correction for fault finders and those who lack mercy. Hearing and doing are both required...

  • 4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.
  • 4:7 For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him?
  • 4:8 What great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
  • 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children;
  • 4:10 the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, "Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children."
  • 4:11 You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.
  • 4:12 Yahweh spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; only [you heard] a voice.
  • 4:13 He declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments; and he wrote them on two tables of stone.
  • 4:14 Yahweh commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it.
  • 4:15 Take therefore good heed to yourselves; for you saw no kind of form on the day that Yahweh spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire.
  • 4:16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
  • 4:17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,
  • 4:18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth;
  • 4:19 and lest you lift up your eyes to the sky, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the army of the sky, you are drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Yahweh your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole sky.
  • 4:20 But Yahweh has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as at this day.
  • 4:21 Furthermore Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance:
  • 4:29 But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
  • 4:30 When you are in oppression, and all these things are come on you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and listen to his voice:
  • 4:31 for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them.
  • 5:32 You shall observe to do therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
  • 6:7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.
  • 6:8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Rise up, and stand in the middle." He arose and stood.
  • 6:9 Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you something: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?"
  • 6:10 He looked around at them all, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did, and his hand was restored as sound as the other.
  • 6:11 But they were filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to Jesus.
  • 6:19 All the multitude sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
  • 6:20 He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.
  • 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
  • 6:22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
  • 6:27 "But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
  • 6:28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
  • 6:29 To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also.
  • 6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.
  • 6:31 "As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them.
  • 6:32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
  • 6:33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
  • 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
  • 6:36 Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.
  • 6:37 Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free.
  • 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you."
  • 6:41 Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?
  • 6:42 Or how can you tell your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye.
  • 6:46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say?
  • 6:47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.
  • 6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock.
  • 6:49 But he who hears, and doesn't do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."
  • Retention/Recall
    • Are we to add or remove anything from the Bible?

      Deuteronomy 4:2 OK

    • We are to keep God's commandments but what about our children, should we teach them also?

      Deuteronomy 4:9 OK

    • How can we find God?

      Deuteronomy 4:29-31 OK

    • The 10 Commandments were first given/noted in the book of Exodus. Are the 10 commandments reiterated any where else in the Bible?

      Deuteronomy 4:7-21 OK

    • When it comes to obeying God's commandments, is there room for compromise?

      Deuteronomy 5:32 OK

    • As the Pharisees continued to plot against Jesus, what happened when Jesus saw the man with the withered hand? How did the Pharisees react?

      Luke 6:7-11 OK

    • To whom did Jesus refer as being "blessed"?

      Luke 6:19-22 OK

    • So contrary to the human default response, what did Jesus say regarding our enemies and how to react to them? Does following Jesus's teachings require us to override our default response to others?

      Luke 6:27-33 OK

    • Does Jesus tell us to hate our enemies? Often we judge people and are not merciful, what does Jesus say mercy and judging others?

      Luke 6:35-37 OK

    • What does Jesus think about those who are generous?

      Luke 6:38 OK

    • It's easy to find fault with others on a daily basis. Should we be sensitive to self examination always? Finding fault in others sometimes makes less heavy our own failures but helps us improve not.

      Luke 6:41-42 OK

    • Across society and in our own lives, when we don't obey Jesus what is sure to follow? Receiving Christ as Savior is the first step. Is effort required to truly be a genuine follower of Christ?

      Luke 6:46-49 OK









What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.