Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 10:12–22
A. This book served as a warning to a new generation not to fall into the same snare of fear and disbelief which claimed their parents.
B. When we learn to properly fear God, we needn’t fear any man.
I. God wants His people to honor His choices.
A. God chose Israel (Deuteronomy 4:37; 6:6–8).
B. God chose the tribe of Levi (Deuteronomy 18:5; Numbers 17:5).
C. God would choose their king (Deuteronomy 17:15; 1 Chronicles 28:2–6).
D. God would choose a place for His name (Deuteronomy 12:5; Psalms 132:13; 1 Kings 9:1–3).
E. God’s judgments should never be altered or contradicted (Deuteronomy 17:8–13; 4:2; 3:26–27).
II. God wants His people never to fear.
A. He wanted Israel to learn to fear Him (Deuteronomy 4:10; 6:13–15).
B. There was no reason for them to fear any other gods (Deuteronomy 5:7; 7:1–5, 25–26; 12:4, 30–31; 13:1–18).
C. There was certainly no need for them to fear any man, no matter how strong (Deuteronomy 3:21–22; 7:17–18; 9:1–4).
D. We needn’t fear if He is with us (Deuteronomy 1:29–30; 4:7–8; 7:21).
III. God wants His people to remember.
A. He wanted them to remember some things about their past (Deuteronomy 5:15; 6:5–15; 7:18; 8:2–3; 16:1–3; 25:17–19).
B. He wanted them to know that He would never forget or forsake His covenant (Deuteronomy 4:31; 7:9–10; 31:8).
C. Great blessings would be theirs if they would keep His covenant (Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:16; 6:2–3; 11:8–9; 12:25; 18:1; 19:13; 22:7; 25:15; 32:47).
A. God wanted Israel to fear Him, to walk in His ways, and to love and serve Him with all their heart and soul (Deuteronomy 10:12–13).
B. God wants no less from His children today.