Deuteronomy Chapter 9

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Pray for God’s people to “put on Christ” and align with His purpose and fall into alignment with His perfect will: “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” (Romans 13:14)

Deuteronomy 9

1Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,

2A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!

3Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.

4Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

5Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

6Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

7Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

8Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

9When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:

10And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

11And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.

12And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

13Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

14Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.

15So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

16And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

17And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.

18And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

19For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.

20And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

21And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.

22And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.

23Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.

24Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.

25Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

26I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

27Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:

28Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.

29Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.

18 thoughts on “Deuteronomy Chapter 9

  1. The Gift of Failure
    Dt 9:6

    I like to think of this point in Deuteronomy as Moses’ dad/parenting moment talking to an overactive hyper drive kid before they go into a store. “You know you are going to want every toy, you are going to want to wander off to the games, You may even throw a tantrum in the middle of the store…” He warns the kid to act right before you go inside (he knows what’s going to happen) because if you act up daddy is gonna take you “out to the car”.
    He reminds the Israelites that they are a “stiff-necked” stubborn and rebellious group of people. In fact, he charges them that they have been “rebellious against the Lord ever since he has known them” 9Dt 9:24). He is repeatedly reviews their dismal failures. Why? The book of Deuteronomy, although categorized as one of the law books, is actually a book of grace. Moses rehearses their failures with an admonition to remember and live differently in the grace of a second chance. They are unworthy or God’s gift (like us), but, out of grace he gives it. A grace that is not to be taken advantage of (Romans 6) because we are to be dead to sin and alive in Christ.
    Failure has the potential to teach us that we must pay attention, that we need God, and that we must encourage one another to stay on course. We may stumble, but we won’t fall because the Lord has us by the hand (Ps 37:23-24). He will fight for us, we must fight to be like Him vs3-4 Victory doesn’t come because we are good or by our own might, but because He is Awesome!

  2. v 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.

    Moses had the power to hold GOD Almighty from destroying His people.
    A man of passionate intercession,he depended on GOD’S power and anointing. To deliver His people.
    GOD was there deliverer, and HE will be ours too.
    We (i) must learn the secret of laying on our face praying day and nite with growing that cannot be uttered. Rom.8:26
    GOD needs hearing ears, and open hearts.
    LORD help us to seek your face, and your word .
    Thankyou for your Name JESUS, and your Precious Blood.
    HE IS OUR DELIVERER

  3. We need to remember that no matter how big the challenge, when we are in the will of God nothing can stand against us. He will fight for us and go before us.

  4. 21. And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.

    I’m thankful my sins were washed away in the water, as well!!

  5. As I first started to read this ,I thought that I might write about How God has promised our church the city of Fort Worth. And as this is so, we must realize the attitude behind it. The Lord told them to be careful of a uptight spirit, and I know from things people have said to me in the past. When I tell them that I am a Born Again Christian they have said to me,” No your not. You’re too nice.” Why did they say that? Maybe it’s because at one point in their life they had a bad experence with a christian. The saying that Actions speak louder than words is true, but Attitude speaks louder that actions.

  6. 24Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.

    Moses knows he won’t be going to the promise land and reminds the Israelites of past incidences that made the Lord very upset, he warns them again that the Lord isn’t sending them to the promise land of milk and honey because they are so obedient, but because he is keeping his promise he made to the Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and his decendents. The people are scared and he’s trying to tell them that god will not leave them nor forsake them he is with them every step of the way as they cross the Jordan. That they are blessed to keep the commandments and to praise and worship the Lord with all their hearts and soul, because if they disobey and worship other gods they are sure to die. He asks them to worship the one and only Lord of Lords King of Kings JESUS because without him they will be ruined, lost, and surely die for committing sin.

    Lord what an awesome god you are for forgiving my sins and for being there for me. Love you always

  7. Go over this day to go in and possess…

    When God says go, go! Choosing to mix our faith with His word will open the door for Him to wield that creative word in our lives and bring the miraculous to pass. The choice is in our hands, “Choose you this day…”

  8. 5Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
    6Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

    Not because of my righteousness, but because of yours Lord… Lord its only because of your righteousness that you have allowed me to be able to learn of your great word, your holy ways and precepts, to have a chance to praise you… Its all because of your righteousness that I have the oppertunity to repent and be forgiven, to be baptized in Jesus name for the remission of sins, and also to be filled with the Holy Ghost, evidenced by speaking in other toungues as your spirit gives the utterance…Its because of your righteousness that I have the opportunity to worship you and to
    be able to get to serve others that they too might hear and learn of you greatness….

  9. Vs. 5, “Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

    Abraham – Gen. 13:14-15, And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was seperated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

    Isaac – Gen. 26:2-4, And the Lord appeared unto him (Isaac), and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto they seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father, And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto they seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

    Jacob – Gen. 28:12-14, And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

    GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES!!

  10. 24Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.

    Thankful for an awesome God that forgives us of our sins. There is a reason why God sets guidelines for us to follow. God help me to do what you would have me to do……….I want to be humble to be what God wants me to be

  11. MEMORY LANE

    27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:

    What an incredible record of the many frail, poor decisions of Israel during their exodus from Egypt. However in the end the focus is on how good GOD has been in delivering them and sparing them time and time again.

    Bringing them to the land of promise in spite of their rebellious ways. Also to focus on remembering the great Godly examples that led them.

  12. 23Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.

    As I pondered on the reasons why the Israelites would rebel against the God that they witnessed drown the Egyptians, and give mana from heaven, I came to the conclusion that they were gripped by the spirit of fear. Sometimes we become afraid of the things that were told would be ours, because we are afraid of failure and are too aware of the limits of our own capacities….but God views it as rebellion. Jesus forgive me for the times you told me to do something and I didn’t do it for fear of what others would think, or fear of failure. In Jesus Name, I take dominion over the spirit of fear…it has no place in my life. Thank you Jesus!

  13. This chapter illustrates love. “Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.” Thank God for all those that sacrifice their time in; prayer, fasting and seeking God for us, for only love would do this. Therefore we must also do the same, for we all have reaped through the sacrifice of love. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  14. We see in this chapter Moses reminding the people the many times God would have destroyed them because of their rebellion, and he, their leader, stood in the gap for them. I’m thankful down through the years for men of God who have stood in the gap for me when God would have wiped me out, and I’m truly thankful for my Pastor now who stands in the gap for POFW.

  15. Verse 3 in the Message Version reads…”Today know this: God, your God, is crossing the river ahead of you—he’s a consuming fire. He will destroy the nations, he will put them under your power. You will dispossess them and very quickly wipe them out, just as God promised you would.” When God gives you a promise, he already knows what might come against you in possessing that promise. You need to trust that God is ahead of you, paving the way, removing the obstacles and wiping out anything that can harm you.

  16. We think that it is hard to go several hours or days without food or soda/teas for fasting. Moses went 40 days and nights with no food or water! That is more commitment than I have seen in my life.

  17. Again we have to remember where the Lord has delivered us from and how merciful he has been. Im so thankful that we have a great Moses in Pastor that takes us before the Lord in prayer to turn Gods wrath from us.

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