God's Statutes and Judgments Provide Special Blessings (Deuteronomy 5:1)
1. Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses called upon them to fulfill their responsibilities concerning God's statutes and judgments. 2. Moses instructed the Israelites to hear, learn, keep, and do the statutes and judgments that he was delivering. 3. This morning we covered a number of passages that relate to "learning" God's statutes and judgments. 4. In Psalm 19:7-11, David pointed out several blessings that are associated with God's Word, including His statutes and judgments. 5. This evening we are examining 10 additional special blessings that are revealed in both the Old and New Testaments.
I. LET US CONSIDER 3 SPECIAL BLESSINGS REVEALED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
A. "Cleansing" (Psalm 119:9) B. "Power to overcome temptation" (Psalm 119:11) C. "Direction" (Psalm 119:105)
II. LET US CONSIDER 7 SPECIAL BLESSINGS REVEALED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. "Increasing your knowledge of Christ" (John 5:39; 2 Peter 3:18) B. "Knowing the truth that will make you free" (John 8:31-32) C. "Building you up" (Acts 20:32) D. "Increasing your faith" (Romans 10:17) E. "Equipping you completely to do God's will" (2 Timothy 3:16-17) F. "Saving your soul" (James 1:21) G. "Spiritual growth" (1 Peter 2:2). H. For our final point, . . .
III. LET US CONSIDER HOW GOD'S STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS ARE DESCRIBED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. (John 6:63) The Lord's Words "are spirit, and they are life." B. (Ephesians 6:17) God's Word is "the sword of the Spirit." C. (Hebrews 4:12) God's Word is alive and active.
1. (Deuteronomy 5:1) Moses called upon the Israelites to fulfill their responsibilities concerning God's statutes and judgments, including "hearing" them, "learning" them, "keeping" them, and "doing" them. 2. We are no longer under the Old Testament, but we must fulfill the same responsibilities concerning the statutes and judgments in the New Testament. 3. Those who do so will be blessed (Revelation 22:14).