Bible class questions for Deuteronomy 11

Some of these questions are meant to have answers straight from the text while other questions are meant to encourage discussion of the text.

Questions:

  1. What kind of effect is Deuteronomy 10:22 supposed to have on the words of chapter 11?
  2. How often were the children of Israel to keep/follow/observe God’s way? (vs. 1)
  3. Why did the things that the people witnessed matter so much? (vs. 7-8)
  4. Why do you believe God paid “special note” to the land of Canaan even though pagans filled the land? (vs. 10-12)
  5. Why do many people consider God’s blessings to be “automatic”? (vs. 13-14)
  6. Why do you believe Moses was so emphatic and repetitive about his warnings of disobedience and the curse of God? (vs. 26-28)

Answers:

  1. It gave the people a purpose and an incentive for following God.
  2. Always (comes from Hebrew for “day, time, year, today, yesterday, tomorrow).
  3. It increased their responsibility (Luke 12:48).
  4. A) Matthew 5:45, B) He planned on giving it away!
  5. Pay special note to the word, “if.” A misunderstanding of God’s blessings often stems from: A) A misunderstanding of grace and faith, and B)Because we don’t like rules
  6. Because that land was not their land – it was God’s land to give and take (Joshua 23:15)