Deuteronomy, a book worthy to be read day and night

In his prologue to Deuteronomy, William Tyndale writes, "This is a book worthy to be read day and night and never to be out of hands. For it is the most excellent of all the books of Moses. It is easy also and light and a very pure gospel..., a preaching of faith and love: deducing the love to God out of faith, and the love of a man's neighbor out of the love of God."


An Example of How To Read Scripture Before The Congregation

Watch and listen to the reading of 1 Kings 19:1-19 (in the ESV) from the 9 min to the 15 min point here. I blogged about this sermon with the title Elijah Blew It. It is about the lowest point of Elijah's life and ministry as a prophet of God. What might you learn about how to read Scripture meaningfully in church? It took 6 minutes to read these 19 verses:


Learn Leadership From a Pagan King (Jonah 3:5-9)

It is interesting that Nineveh’s king, a pagan ruler, exemplified godly leadership, by humbling himself before God and his people (Jon 3:6-9). The king did not think of himself, his dignity or his privileges. He approached God with a deep sense of sinfulness, in shame and sorrow for sin.


Questions For The New Year

A new year just seems like a good time for reflection, for self-evaluation, for New Year's Resolutions, for change and for looking and planning ahead.

Here are some "tough probing" questions (from Don Whitney) to ask prayerfully in the presence of God.
  1. What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
  2. What's the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?