Summary of passage: Moses again tells the people to follow the covenant and the people will prosper. He warns against turning away from God as disaster will follow. If they worship idols, God will abandon the covenant and curse them.
7) That God is their God and they are His people.
8 ) Not to turn away from God and worship idols.
9a) The secret things are secret; we don’t know what they are. It’s the knowledge, wisdom, judgments, and paths of God that we He had not revealed to us.
b) God’s law
c) Personal Question. My answer: Sin is inevitable. Even the best of us sin (Moses). But God forgives that sin. That God is faithful. He is the provider. He is there always.
Conclusions: I don’t know about you all, but I’m tired of Moses’s repetition and warnings. Ok, fine, we get it. Obey or face God’s wrath. We all know the Israelites didn’t obey and were punished by God despite Moses’ 10,000 warnings. At least Moses can say, “I told you so.” It makes these passages very dull reading.
End Notes: This is the confirming of the the Covenant with the new generation that Moses had performed back in Exodus 24:7-8 with the old generation.
As we’ve seen, seeing miracles hasn’t changed the hearts of the people. They need a miracle of the heart.
There is no peace for the sinner for God will turn His back on them.
God’s judgment on His people if they sin will be an example to all nations of what happens with disobedience and an example to all generations as well.
God reveals only what we need to know. Therefore, we must embrace this knowledge and live it in our lives. That is His desire for us. It’s like a parent. We do things for our kids for reasons they cannot understand at different ages in their lives. The same with God. We trust God like we trust our parents. We love God like we love our parents. We have faith that they have our best interests in their hearts for us. Just like God does.