Gilbert House Fellowship #316: Deuteronomy 4-5

GOD ALLOTTED other gods to the rest of the world, but kept Israel for Himself.

This week, we discuss another important verse for understanding the nature of the world:

And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

Deuteronomy 4:19 (ESV)

In context, this verse tells us that God delegated responsibility for other nations to lesser elohim, but reserved Israel for “His own inheritance” (Deut. 4:20).

We also discuss God’s prohibition on idolatry and why it’s more than just carving images; what God meant when He described Himself as “jealous”; and Moses’ recapitulation of the Ten Commandments.

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NOTE: New dates for our 2024 tour of Israel! We will lead our next tour through the Holy Land November 1–10, 2024 (dates pending confirmation with Lipkin Tours, with an optional three-day extension to Jordan featuring visits to Mount Nebo, Wadi Rum, and Petra. Our special guest is Timothy Alberino!

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  1. The people with ADHD love listening. Speaking for myself I love bunny trails. Sometimes there are more trails than I can keep up with. That’s why I love these are recorded and can back up replay and replay. Trying to let what you mention penetrate my brain.

  2. As always, I enjoy listening to you two. I also love your rabbit trails. My wife and I have learned so much from your research. I’ve never sent you my website before, but if you want to see me lecture, check it out. Funny short clips. Let me know if you watch it.
    Being an ex-seventh day adventist, 40 years ago, I found your comments interesting. Heb. is so clear that Jesus is our REST in the new convenant. 2Cor. 3, says the same thing. If your eyes are on the laws written on tablets of stone, then Jesus is hidden from you.

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