Deuteronomy 9–11: On Our Willful Inability to Perform Open-Heart Surgery on Ourselves (Bible Talk, Ep. 58)

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The Lord: “Circumcise the foreskin of your hearts!”

Israel: “Um, how do we do that without dying?”

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Deuteronomy 9-11.


2:19 / What’s happening at this point in Deuteronomy?

3:49 / What’s Moses appeal for the Lord to acquit Israel of their sin?

5:40 / How does Moses summarize Israel’s 40-year, post-Egypt journey?

7:43 / What’s the ground of Israel’s standing with God? 

8:44 / How might the truths in this passage be pastorally useful?

10:17 / Jim explains the implications of the Mosaic covenant being broken before Israel leaves Mount Sinai.

13:52 / What’s noteworthy about Deuteronomy 10, as Moses lands the plane in his first speech of covenant motivation?

14:53 / Jim begins to walk through Deuteronomy 10:12-22, which he calls one of the most beautiful passages in all of Scripture.

22:16 / What would you say to someone who says, “It’s unfair that the Lord’s required something of me that I cannot do?”

24:15 / How do I love God?

25:38 / What else stands out in Deuteronomy 11?

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