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Deuteronomy 11:32

 

 

and you shall be careful to do all the statutes and the judgments which I am setting before you today.

The Biblical Illustrator

Deuteronomy 11:32

Observe to do.

Obedience to the Divine commands

I. It is a breach of the injunction in the text for any man to substitute any contrivance or invention of his own, in the room of that which God hath prescribed in His worship, when such prescription is plain and express.

II. By virtue of the injunction in the text, we are bound to take heed, that we do not interpret any portion of Scripture, to such a sense as to pervert it from its true meaning and intention.

III. By these words we are strictly prohibited from pretending that anything is a Divine command, which is really not so.

IV. But though we must not add anything to the Word of God, or detract anything from it, pretending that any such alteration is of Divine appointment, yet where the Lord hath not spoken, I mean in such things as may be left to human prudence and discretion, the lawful magistrates, and the governors of the Church lawfully appointed, have an undoubted right to order and appoint such observances as are necessary and convenient for edification and external decorum in the public worship; and to take care that everything be done decently and in order; and so far as their commands are not in opposition or contrary to the Word of God, it becomes the duty of their people to comply with them. (Alex. Grant, D. D.)
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Bibliography
Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Deuteronomy 11:32". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/deuteronomy-11.html. 1905-1909. New York.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments,.... Take notice of them, and heed unto them, so as to practise them:

which I set before you this day; repeated in order to them, on the observance of which depended their continuance in the land of Canaan; and therefore this is so often repeated and urged.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:32". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-11.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

DEAREST JESUS! be thou everlastingly adored for all the great things which mine eyes have seen of thy wonders of grace, in the rescue of thy people from more than Egyptian bondage in sin and death. Oh! give me yet more and more to see and know my vast privileges, and be ever ready to ascribe the whole where alone it is due, to thine arm, and thy power, which alone bringeth salvation.

Oh, for an ardent zeal to be looking for that city of Canaan whither thou art gone before. Blessed JESUS! may the recollection that thou art there, prompt my soul to be sending forth its warmest affections and desires after the attainment of it, knowing that while I am present in the body I am absent from the LORD.

And do thou, HOLY SPIRIT, whose grace and influence alone can effectually direct and incline my heart to a right judgment in all things, do thou sweetly constrain my soul into the love of GOD and into the patient waiting for JESUS CHRIST that while thy servant is here setting before me, the blessing and the curse, life and death, and good and evil: JESUS himself who is the sum and substance of all blessings, all mercies, all good, may be my choice and my Portion forever.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:32". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1828.

James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary

OBSERVE TO DO

Observe to do all the statutes.’

Deuteronomy 11:32

The twin-secret of success is here disclosed—Live for God; and, in order to that, Live in His Word.

I. Absolute surrender to all the will of God.—Their part was to ‘diligently keep all the commandments,’ etc. (v. 23). Weakness was no hindrance whatever. So long as they kept right with God, it simply did not enter into the problem, for He was then responsible to give them the victory. Simple obedience pledged His omnipotence, and so made success a certainty. Why cannot we see this always? Why are we not wholly set on keeping step with God, instead of being, as we so often are, absorbed with questions of our strength or weakness? When we are fully obedient, no such question remains: We have GOD.

II. Life in the Word of God.—Absolute surrender can never be maintained apart from the diligent use of Scripture. ‘Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart, and in your soul.’ Can a man work well if he eat little, or nothing? How can a soul unfed, or ill-fed, do God’s work steadily or well? Meditation on the Word is the fundamental means of grace; it leads to every other. Therefore, as you love your life, guard well your morning watch. When the glory pales from off the Book—beware.

Illustration

(1) ‘With this chapter closes the introduction to the enumeration of statutes and judgments, which follows in the next chapters. One further plea for obedience backed by many arguments.

A recapitulation of the wondrous past (2–7). Do we often enough stir our hearts by recalling what God has done?

Again the people are exhorted to con the holy words of God (18–25). They were to be their incessant meditation; and it was on this condition being fulfilled that God undertook to drive out their foes. Then (23): we must be saturated with the word of God, if we would live an over-coming life.

One final appeal is made (26–32); as the blessing and the curse are set clearly before the people. This choice was to be repeated to them in the Land of Promise. Further particulars were given afterwards (Deuteronomy 27:11; comp. Joshua 8:33). We are constantly passing beneath these mountains. Be it ours to know the Gerizim of Matthew 5:1-12. Blessing and blessedness come from the outstretched hands of the ascending Lord (Luke 24:51).’

(2) ‘One day we shall be released and have liberty and clearer vision and greater joy. Now you, who are over fifty years old, close your eyes a moment and think of the people who used to be round about you forty years ago. Dead! dead! dead! Where are they? Are they not on the other side Jordan?’


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Bibliography
Nisbet, James. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:32". Church Pulpit Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1876.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Fulfil. How inconsistent must such exhortations be, if, as Protestants assert, the commandments be impossible, and "the law exacteth impossible things." (Luther in Gal. iii.) (Haydock)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:32". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1859.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.
5:32,33; 12:32; Psalms 119:6; Matthew 7:21-27; 28:20; Luke 1:6; John 15:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:32". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-11.html.

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