Expounding the Meaning of Deuteronomy 10:8
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Now, let's look at the first part of the Deuteronomy 10:8. It says:
Some people may want to keep us from doing God’s best will. They may say that being a missionary to China is “dangerous,” or that leaving a church is “unbiblical,” or that choosing to not take a certain job offer is “foolish.” But, doing God’s best will may look foolish from the point of view of the carnal mind (Romans 8:5-8).
The priests were called to "bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD”. Inside the ark were the Ten Commandments written into stone tablets by God's finger. There were other items too, but we will focus on the stone tablets with the commandments and their spiritual meaning.
God writes His Word into our hearts when we are born-again.
Jeremiah 31:33 says: "But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people." Now that God's law is in our hearts (if we are a true Christian), we feel convicted of sin and feel convicted of what is right and what is wrong. As we read God's Word (the Bible), we get reminded of what is right and what is wrong, and of Who Abba God is, and of what He has done for us through Jesus.
That happens by meditating on God’s Word, the Bible. As we meditate on God’s Word, and obey it, we will be placing its Truth into our hearts. Jesus said to the wicked Pharisees that "...out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." [Matthew 12:34] “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”