Sermon about Covenant: The Land Covenant Deuteronomy 30:1-10

The Land Covenant Deuteronomy 30:1-10

The Land Covenant Deuteronomy 30:1-10

The purpose for God’s dispersion of Israel will be so that Jews will repent and experience the land blessing of Covenant.

1. Repentance

The purpose for Israel’s dispersion will be so that Jews will repent and return to God (30:1-2).
  • A. God will bless Israel and then curse the nation by dispersing it among the nations (30:1).
  • B. Israel will repent from sin and return to the Lord (30:2).
Repentance is a central theme in the Bible. The concept of repentance is about turning away from sin and turning towards God. The Bible teaches us that repentance is an essential part of the Christian life, and that it is necessary for salvation and for living a life that is pleasing to God.

Here are some key teachings about repentance in the Bible:

Repentance begins with recognizing and confessing sin: 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." Repentance requires acknowledging our wrongdoing and asking God for forgiveness.

Repentance involves a change of heart and mind: In Acts 3:19, Peter tells his listeners, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord." This verse highlights the need for a genuine change of heart and a turning away from sin.

Repentance is a continuous process: The Bible teaches that repentance is not a one-time event, but a lifelong process of growing in faith and turning towards God. In Luke 13:3, Jesus says, "Unless you repent, you too will all perish." This verse emphasizes the ongoing nature of repentance and the need to continually turn away from sin and towards God.

Repentance is necessary for salvation: In Acts 2:38, Peter tells his listeners, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." This verse highlights the importance of repentance as a prerequisite for salvation.

Overall, the Bible teaches us that repentance is essential for our relationship with God. It is a call to turn away from sin, to change our hearts and minds, and to continually strive towards a life that is pleasing to God. Repentance is not always easy, but it is necessary for our spiritual growth and our eternal salvation.


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II. Obey

The result of Israel’s obey will be God’s fulfillment of the Land Covenant (30:3-10).
  • A. God will bring Israel back to the Promised Land (30:3-5a).
  • B. God will bless Israel like never experienced before that time (30:5b).
  • C. God will increase the population immensely (30:5c).
  • D. God will provide His indwelling ministry to empower Israel to love Him (30:6).
  • E. God will take vengeance upon Israel’s enemies who persecuted the nation (30:7).
  • F. God will again make Israel an obedient people (30:8).
  • G. God will bless Israel’s possessions, populations (human and animal), and crops (30:9a)
The Bible teaches us that obedience to God is essential for our relationship with Him and for living a life that is pleasing to Him. Here are some reasons why we should be obedient to God, according to the Bible:

    1. Obedience demonstrates our love for God: Jesus says in John 14:15, "If you love me, keep my commands." Our obedience to God's commands is a way of showing our love for Him and our desire to honor Him with our lives.

    2. Obedience brings blessings: Deuteronomy 28:1-2 says, "If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God." While obedience is not a guarantee of a trouble-free life, it is a way to open ourselves up to God's blessings and provision.

    3. Obedience leads to spiritual growth: Hebrews 5:14 says, "Solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." As we obey God's commands, we grow in spiritual maturity and gain a deeper understanding of His will for our lives.

    4. Obedience is a sign of our faith: James 2:14-17 says, "What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?...Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." Obedience is a way of putting our faith into action and demonstrating our commitment to following Christ.

Overall, the Bible teaches us that obedience to God is essential for our spiritual growth, our relationship with Him, and for living a life that is pleasing to Him. Obedience demonstrates our love for God, brings blessings, leads to spiritual growth, and is a sign of our faith.

3. Committing.

The condition necessary for all these blessings is national repentance and commitment to keep the Mosaic Covenant (30:9b-10).

Committing to God according to the Bible involves making a conscious decision to follow God's will and obey His commands. Here are some ways to commit to God based on the teachings of the Bible:

    1. Faith: Committing to God requires faith in Him and His promises. The Bible teaches that "without faith, it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6). You must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.

    2. Prayer: Prayer is a vital aspect of committing to God. Through prayer, you can communicate with God and seek His guidance and strength. The Bible teaches that "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

    3. Fellowship: Committing to God involves fellowship with other believers. The Bible teaches that we should not neglect meeting together (Hebrews 10:25) and that we should encourage and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
In summary, committing to God involves repentance, faith, obedience, prayer, and fellowship. By following these principles, you can deepen your relationship with God and grow in your faith.

Sermon about Covenant: The Land Covenant Deuteronomy 30:1-10

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Israel’s repentance at Christ’s return will result in the blessings guaranteed by the Land Covenant (30:3-10; Rom. 11:26-27).

Disobedient believers who repent after God’s discipline frees Him to bless them in various ways (examples).

Main Idea: God disciplines His people so they will repent and receive His blessings.

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