Posts by John Longmire (Page 3)

Posts by John Longmire (Page 3)

Hearing God’s Voice – Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Part Two

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and…

Choosing Life! – Deuteronomy 30:19-20 


This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and…

The Consequence of Idolatry – Deuteronomy 30:17-18

But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. (Deuteronomy 30:17-18) Reflection The people of Israel were a small tribe among the strong, well-armed people of Canaan. But God had chosen them to be…

Obedience Leads to Blessing – Deuteronomy 30:16

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. (Deuteronomy 30:16) Reflection Obedience leads to blessing. Blessing is a state of favor in which God smiles upon us and arranges things to go well for us. God’s blessing brings prosperity and peace.…

A Clear Choice – Deuteronomy 30:15

See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. (Deuteronomy 30:15) Reflection Once God speaks His law, there are two pathways for us to take. One is the path of obedience that leads to life. The other is the path of rebellion that leads to death. Moses is setting these options before the people, but it was up to them to choose.  The Prayer Lord of Life, show me the ultimate consequences of the two ways so…