NextLevel Online: Deuteronomy

Session 12: Choose Life

This series has detailed the ways that the Ten Words play out in the rest of Deuteronomy. How does this arrangement help us understand the purpose of Deuteronomy? What kind of “shema” does Yahweh desire of his people?



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How did you do in obeying the word since the last session?

This series has detailed the ways that the Ten Words play out in the rest of Deuteronomy. How does this arrangement help us understand the purpose of Deuteronomy?

Word #1 // Deuteronomy 6-8

Word #2 // Deuteronomy 12

Word #3 // Deuteronomy 13-14

Word #4 // Deuteronomy 14-15

Word #5 // Deuteronomy 17

Word #6 // Deuteronomy 19

Word #7 // Deuteronomy 22

Word #8 // Deuteronomy 23

Word #9 // Deuteronomy 24-25

Word #10 // Deuteronomy 26

What kind of “shema” does Yahweh desire of his people?

Throughout its history, Israel violated the Ten Words on multiple occasions. Here are just a few of the examples:

Violation of Words #1-2 in Exodus 32

Violation of Word #3 in Leviticus 24

Violation of Word #4 in Numbers 15

Violation of Word #5 in Deuteronomy 21

Violation of Word #6 in Judges 19

iolation of Word #7 in 2 Samuel 11

Violation of Word #8 in Joshua 7

Violation of Word #9 in 1 Kings 21

Violation of Word #10 in Joshua 7 and 1 Kings 21

The earliest tradition held 1-2 Samuel as one book and 1-2 Kings as one book. Therefore, every Bible book from Exodus through Kings details a way the people seem to have violated the Ten Words. In light of this, reflect on the people’s willingness to “shema into” Yahweh’s voice. How did the curses of Deuteronomy 28 play themselves out in Israel’s history?

The Deuteronomy “Formula for Life” is Hear, Fear, Do, and Live. Why is the order important? What does this say about God’s desires for his people? In light of all that Deuteronomy has to say to us, what would it look like for you to choose life?

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