ISSL Reflections March 27 2022 Deuteronomy 8:1–11 Post 3

VII.There can be little doubt this passage is about “commandments.” After all, we read, “This entire commandment that I command you today … whether or not you would keep his commandments…. Therefore keep the commandments of the Lord your God … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections March 27 2022 Deuteronomy 8:1–11 Post 2

IV.The other day I came across these words in Leviticus, Do what I tell you;live the way I tell you.I am the God who makes you holy.(Leviticus 20:8, The Message) These sentences from Deuteronomy speak to what the Israleites had … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 30 2022 Deuteronomy 24:10–21 Post 2

IV.We see the neighbor and the poor mentioned. Who else do these words bring into our view? V.Deuteronomy 24:10-21 (New Revised Standard Version) When you make your neighbor a loan of any kind, you shall not go into the house … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 30 2022 Deuteronomy 24:10–21 Post 1

I.Last week we read about officials, judges, and priests. We take a different focus this week on how justice works in our communities. We’ll start as we did last week, reading and rereading the passage and taking note of who … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 23 2022 Deuteronomy 16:18–20; 17:8–13 Post 3

VII.Where might we find ourselves in these words? VIII.Deuteronomy 16:18-20 (New Revised Standard Version) You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall render just … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 23 2022 Deuteronomy 16:18–20; 17:8–13 Post 2

IV.How are the “tribes” to keep a clear vision of justice in sight? V.Deuteronomy 16:18-20 (New Revised Standard Version) You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 23 2022 Deuteronomy 16:18–20; 17:8–13 Post 1

I.Let’s take this as our starting place this week – “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue”Deuteronomy 16:20 With that as our lens, let’s read (and reread) these passages paying attention to all that is reported to go into pursuing … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 16 2022 Exodus 23:1–12 Post 1

I.Let’s begin our reading of this passage paying attention to who is mentioned and the actions that are mentioned. II.Exodus 23:1-12 (New Revised Standard Version) You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with the wicked … Continue reading