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21 April, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 7 — Deuteronomy 7

Study 7 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: Deuteronomy 7


1.      In what four ways were the Israelites to deal with the idolatrous inhabitants of Canaan (verses 1-5)? What points regarding the Christian’s duty of separation from sin and the world do they illustrate? Cf. Eph. 5:11; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Jn. 5:21.
2.     In verses 6-11 what three reasons does God give the people for this drastic attitude? What New Testament principles correspond to this? Cf. 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; 2:9-12.
3.     In verses 12-16 what three blessings does God promise will attend the faithful pursuit of this policy? What blessings are promised in the New Testament to the Christian who practises spiritual separation?  Cf. 2 Cor. 6:17, 16; 1 Jn. 2:15-17.
4.     In verses 18-26 how does God answer their question of verse 17? What does this teach about the power given to the Christian to ‘be separate’? Cf. 2 Cor. 14-16; Jn. 16:33; Rom. 5:10; 1 Jn. 5:4.
Notes
1.       Verse 2. ‘Utterly destroy’: The Hebrew word means ‘to separate to a deity’ and hence ‘to put to death’ or ‘destroy’ as here, and in verse 25, 26.
5.   Verse 20. ‘Hornets’ are powerful insects, whose attack in large numbers is dangerous and may prove fatal. Some take the word, however, here and in Ex. 23:28 and Jos. 24:12, in a figurative sense, as meaning some plague or terror that spreads dismay.