Only God can bring us to the place where we are earnestly seeking him. When we begin to experience a spiritual appetite for him and his presence, we will know that we belong to him.
Dr. Timothy Keller
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Deuteronomy 29:2-4, 9-21
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The great tension of the Old Testament is the seemingly ambiguous status of God’s covenant with His people.
Sometimes God speaks as if He will bless Israel irrespective of whether or not they keep the statues of His covenant.
Other times the blessing appears to be conditional upon their obedience.
This deep tension is resolved through the cross.
Jesus takes upon Himself the curse for breaking the covenant.
Meanwhile, all of us who have disobeyed the covenant receive—through faith in Christ—the reward that Jesus deserved for keeping the covenant.
Additional scriptural references made in this sermon are: Judges 2:1-3; Genesis 15; Galatians 3:13-14; Romans 3:26; Romans 8:1.
The New Heart God Gives
The worship of the living God gives us peace and equilibrium to face the troubles of life. Worship engages our entire being in adoration and brings us to a sense of joy in God’s ravishing beauty.