There are a lot of different kinds of laws in Deuteronomy 22, but a couple of them teach us how to treat each other. Guess what? We don't follow them.
When you're feeling lonely, your first thought probably isn't to read Deuteronomy 21. But maybe it should be.
In life, we are always fighting or dreading something. If you want victory, then Deuteronomy 20 is for you.
"Whatever our problem is, we can bring it before Jesus." Somehow, no matter how many times we've heard those exact words, it still feels unnatural to actually carry them out! What are we afraid of?
The way you answer this question says a lot about your relationship with God.
Stone a person to death. It is a command that feels icky and uncomfortable and wicked. Why did God have to kill people? How could He be so cruel?
We attend church. We call ourselves Christians. We insist that we believe in God. It all looks and sounds very good, but we've forgotten something crucial.
If you won one million dollars, what would you do first? How would you live? What if instead of the million dollars, you were given something even better?
Stop complaining about all God wants to take from you. Open your eyes to every good thing He is ready to give you.
We don't have time for this anymore. It's time to get violent. It's time to fight and deny self. It's time to flee from sin.