IV. In Deuteronomy 32, the Song of Moses, which recounts the wilderness wanderings of those who escaped Egyptian slavery, was delivered to a new generation of Israelites. (1)A free land. It hath three properties in it, which are here particularly considerable of us. (4)A holy land.2. 3. But your ignorance of futurity should urge you to seek preparedness for the events that will befall you, whatever they may be. Moore, M. A.I. Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ. The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them.3. In the one case, there is evidence that you have been making a mock at sin, or have looked on it as a trivial thing, which ought not to awaken in you any deep distress; in the other, there is ground for the conclusion that you possess the broken and contrite spirit which God does not despise.II. The children said, we hate these ragged hills, and we wish that God would level them to the ground; — and it was when they grew to men and women that they knew that never a vine would have clustered in the hollows, and never a harvest turned golden in the valleys, but for the mountains that they wished away. III. LOOK UPWARD TO GOD, IN CONNECTION BOTH WITH THE RETROSPECT OF THE PAST, AND WITH THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE.1. What is meant here? It would never have been there but for the hills. It is so with individuals; it is so with nations.(D. There could be no promise, no spiritual succour, no comfort, no help for us if there were no God. Our age, distinguished as it has been by scientific advances of all kinds, has perhaps in nothing made more rapid strides than in improved methods for the cultivation of the soil. Our age, distinguished as it has been by scientific advances of all kinds, has perhaps in nothing made more rapid strides than in improved methods for the cultivation of the soil. And it becomes you as rational, as immortal, and as accountable beings, to reflect seriously on all that you have received and endured and done during the past year, that thus you may be able to correct what has been wrong, and to supply what has been wanting, in your character and conduct, so as to be better prepared for the trial which you must undergo when you leave the present scene of activity.1. The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. The outward blessings you have received, and the manner in which you have employed them.2. THE SPIRITUAL GROUND OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. The farmer no longer rejoices in his ignorance; and agricultural chemistry has taken rank among the established studies of the day. bless the Lord! these rushing brooks, where did they come from? LOOK UPWARD TO GOD, IN CONNECTION BOTH WITH THE RETROSPECT OF THE PAST, AND WITH THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE.1. )The land that the Lord eateth forD. For the approbation of right. Only remember, the day of the valley is coming; the shadow, the mist, and parting are coming; and the wise man, though not with noise and fuss, will be quietly preparing upon the hills for that. (3)No wrong-doer could be uncondemned. (3)No wrong-doer could be uncondemned. 2. All God's judgments, whatever the instrumentality employed, are to teach men righteousness. LOOK UPWARD TO GOD, IN CONNECTION BOTH WITH THE RETROSPECT OF THE PAST, AND WITH THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE. Duncan. I do not mean that you should look forward to it with the design of discovering the events which will occur in your history, or the vicissitudes which you will experience during its course. )The land that the Lord eateth forD. Cherish a sincere desire and resolution to have Jehovah for your God. Egypt is the land where they looked down for their supply — wateredst it with thy foot. Read verse in New International Version Duncan. The truth here figured is that God wills the believer to put his life day by day under his immediate care. Moore, M. A.I. It is a word of forecast or providence. The Church is His own land by special purchase and redemption, and so He takes care of it more particularly in that respect. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. While you cherish thankfulness to God for the goodness which He has manifested to you during the past year, cherish also reliance on His kindness and care for the year that is to come.(D. The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them.3. Point 2 comes from Pat Damiani’s “When Jesus Calls My Name” on www.sermoncentral.com Or have you been prompted to increased vigilance, in avoiding everything that has a tendency to betray you into them, and increased care to keep at a distance from them, and shun even the appearance of them? Up with your standard now and march on boldly! The land is a land of "hills and valleys." With prayer for forgiveness and needed grace. Out of the hills. Still, however, there is a state of habitual preparedness for everything that may occur in his future life, which it is of the highest importance for you to possess. 3. The outward blessings you have received, and the manner in which you have employed them.2. If strength is needed, who can help thee like the Lord? 4. The man of business is accustomed at this season to review the transactions of the preceding year, that he may ascertain the amount of his gains and losses. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. With self-dedication. )The beginning of the yearA sermon for the New YearD. To begin the year with Him, as He does with us, and thereby to lay a good foundation of holy conversation to ourselves; to set ourselves in a good way at first, in this entrance of time. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. But there is an outline of the coming year that God makes plain to every child of man. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. Love and Obedience Rewarded. The worldly man, just like the Israelites in Egypt, has to water his land with his foot. The first is a preparedness as to state, which imparts a title to eternal blessedness. But we cannot allow a Divine purpose to the pestilence, and refuse a heavenly mission to the sword. Not, like Egypt, a land rainless and artificially watered. New Tablets of Stone. In the third place, we will imagine that we BLOT THE TEXT OUT ALTOGETHER. With self-dedication. Thus is God gracious to His land and people, in all points and periods of time, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year; from one year to another: yea, from one age to another. Men will in this way labour, and toil, and strive. With prayer for forgiveness and needed grace. For in the valleys we sometimes forget the hills. And it becomes you as rational, as immortal, and as accountable beings, to reflect seriously on all that you have received and endured and done during the past year, that thus you may be able to correct what has been wrong, and to supply what has been wanting, in your character and conduct, so as to be better prepared for the trial which you must undergo when you leave the present scene of activity.1. He cares for it — that is, He is anxious about it (Hosea 11:8). Duncan.What are the reflections which are specially appropriate to "the beginning of the year"? a land that the LORD your God cares for. It speaks to our hearts of a kind and loving oversight. This were not possible if He were not God. as it is said, 'To cause it to rain on the earth where no man is'" (Job 38:26). The use of this point to ourselves comes to this purpose. II. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. (Homiletic Monthly. Duncan.What are the reflections which are specially appropriate to "the beginning of the year"? If we have hitherto been any way failing in our duty, and neglected it, let us now at least and at last keep it. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. Our age, distinguished as it has been by scientific advances of all kinds, has perhaps in nothing made more rapid strides than in improved methods for the cultivation of the soil. BUT THE EVIDENCE THAT WE ARE A CARED FOR PEOPLE, and, therefore a fresh ground for our devotedness and love, IS TO BE FOUND IN THE TIME WHEN THIS BLESSING OF AN ABUNDANT HARVEST HAS BEEN SENT TO US.III. While you cherish thankfulness to God for the goodness which He has manifested to you during the past year, cherish also reliance on His kindness and care for the year that is to come.(D. The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. Fret not. How to be blessed. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. But here the scoffer may interject, "Why, if this be 'a land which the Lord careth for,' IS IT SUFFERED TO BE DARKENED HERE AND THERE BY THE OVERHANGING PESTILENCE, or drained of its best blood to keep down a despot's pride?" The first is a preparedness as to state, which imparts a title to eternal blessedness. It is that which we are ready sometimes to doubt of whether God cares for His Church or no. Let your contemplation of the past prompt to an humble acknowledgment of the greatness and inexcusableness of the offences by which you have provoked the Divine displeasure, and let the anticipation of the future be accompanied with sincere resolutions of new obedience.3. Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? But the godly man will neither desire this nor be content with it. But your ignorance of futurity should urge you to seek preparedness for the events that will befall you, whatever they may be. )LinksDeuteronomy 11:12 NIVDeuteronomy 11:12 NLTDeuteronomy 11:12 ESVDeuteronomy 11:12 NASBDeuteronomy 11:12 KJVDeuteronomy 11:12 Bible AppsDeuteronomy 11:12 ParallelDeuteronomy 11:12 Biblia ParalelaDeuteronomy 11:12 Chinese BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 French BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 German BibleDeuteronomy 11:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)A beautiful land. Which the Lord careth for — In a special manner, watering it immediately, as it were, by his own hand, without man’s help, and giving peculiar blessings to it, which Egypt enjoyed not. Let us proceed also, as God does with us. No; we must be taught, as Israel was taught, that fruitfulness was not so much the happy product of the soil, still less the natural requital of man's industry and skill, but an immediate effect of the Divine blessing — a consequence of the eyes of the Lord never being off the land, but ever seeking and ever caring for it to do it good.II. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I. The hills drink in the rain of heaven and thereby make the valleys fruitful. The first is a preparedness as to state, which imparts a title to eternal blessedness. (3)A beautiful land. Or have you been prompted to increased vigilance, in avoiding everything that has a tendency to betray you into them, and increased care to keep at a distance from them, and shun even the appearance of them? How high the hills would be, they did not know. To stand on the hill-top is an exquisite joy. 12). The spiritual privileges with which you have been favoured, and the improvement which you have made of them.3. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. Many can see this with regard to the wasting sickness, who find it hard to apply to the case of a tyrant's misdoing. Read the passage: "For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot as a garden of herbs." With prayer for forgiveness and needed grace. Deuteronomy 11:12-25 It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end. Verse 11-12. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. The worldly man may desire, and in a measure may be allowed to attain, a position of relative independence of God: he may get (within limits) the ordering of his own plans and ways, and by ingenious contrivances and manipulations of laws of nature, he may think to put himself beyond the power of God's interference with him. Duncan.What are the reflections which are specially appropriate to "the beginning of the year"? With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Deuteronomy 32:11,12 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "AS AN EAGLE" Intro: Moses a man familiar with wilderness, probably watched eagles many times. Do not be angry with the hills, because they shut you in. Or have you been prompted to increased vigilance, in avoiding everything that has a tendency to betray you into them, and increased care to keep at a distance from them, and shun even the appearance of them? SermonAudio.com - Deuteronomy 11 Sermons. BUT THE EVIDENCE THAT WE ARE A CARED FOR PEOPLE, and, therefore a fresh ground for our devotedness and love, IS TO BE FOUND IN THE TIME WHEN THIS BLESSING OF AN ABUNDANT HARVEST HAS BEEN SENT TO US.III. And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. Pyrrhus not yet aware of his intentions, replied, "Sicily next stretches cut her arms to receive us." 11 Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Ask God in His great mercy to pardon the sins of the past year, and to grant to you that assistance which will enable you to avoid these sins during the year that has commenced.4. The sins you have committed, and the sentiments and feelings which they have awakened in you. He cares for it — that is, He looks after it and takes care of it. We cannot tell what loss and sorrow and trial are doing. It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. But we cannot allow a Divine purpose to the pestilence, and refuse a heavenly mission to the sword. God has expended His Divine treasures, that His children may bring forth the rich fruits of His own glorious life. Egypt is the type of the world, the world that knows not God. Should we call that a cared for land over which the ploughshare had never passed, neither iron had entered to break up the fallow ground? That is all we are told of it. In the one case, there is evidence that you have been making a mock at sin, or have looked on it as a trivial thing, which ought not to awaken in you any deep distress; in the other, there is ground for the conclusion that you possess the broken and contrite spirit which God does not despise.II. Ours in covenant, our God, for He chose us to be His portion, and by His grace He has made us choose Him to be our portion. Herein is your joy, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 11:12 ESV - a land that the LORD your God cares - Bible Gateway. 1. It is the hill difficulty that drives us to the throne of grace and fetches down a shower of blessing. I have often admired the advice of old Cineas to Pyrrhus. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. LOOK FORWARD TO THE YEAR WHICH HAS COMMENCED. )The beginning of the yearA sermon for the New YearD. The land whither thou goest is a land of hills and valleys. It occupies, as it were, a middle position between the year which has just closed, and which you cannot recall, and that portion of time of equal duration on which you have entered; and it thus invites you to look back to the one, to look forward to the other, and in connection with both to look up to that God who has brought you safely through the former, and who alone can determine the events that will befall you during the course of the latter.I. It had no Nile. Now look at a worldling. That would be a vain attempt; and if it were practicable, it would be unwise in you to make it. Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? Secondly, as a word of providence. Still, however, there is a state of habitual preparedness for everything that may occur in his future life, which it is of the highest importance for you to possess. My soul, and the worldling we shall then be masters of consolation. 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