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Seduction

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“[H]e has counseled rebellion . . . to seduce you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. . . So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the Lord your God . . . [S]ome worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city.” ~ Deut. 13:5,10,13

This chapter of Deuteronomy largely speaks for itself. It has to be one of the most sobering texts in the whole Bible. I hesitate to say much about it, for fear of selling God short in it, for fear of blunting its force. It seems to me that the essential import of it is this: There is no god but God. God brooks no rivals. God is the center and sum of everything. To give one’s allegiance to anything but God is an abomination, a great wickedness. Life comes from God, belongs to God, is to be offered up to God, and God is to be worshipped and obeyed in all circumstances. God is where everlasting joy, security, truth, wisdom and life can be found, and thus, God must be listened to, clung to, and joyfully obeyed. To counsel otherwise is a heinous crime and moral offense.

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

October 17, 2014 at 4:24 am

Posted in Deuteronomy, Duenes

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