God’s will is that the hearts of His people would trust Him and respect Him, for to walk with Him means blessing.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:23-33

ESV Text: Deuteronomy 5:23-33

Deuteronomy 5:23-33 (Listen)

23 And as soon as you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders. 24 And you said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live. 25 Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die. 26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived? 27 Go near and hear all that the Lord our God will say and speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.’

28 “And the Lord heard your words, when you spoke to me. And the Lord said to me, ‘I have heard the words of this people, which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken. 29 Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever! 30 Go and say to them, “Return to your tents.” 31 But you, stand here by me, and I will tell you the whole commandment and the statutes and the rules that you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land that I am giving them to possess.’ 32 You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth. 25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die. 26 For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? 27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it. 28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken. 29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! 30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again. 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 417:
How Can I Thank Thee, Lord

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1. How can I thank Thee, Lord, 
For all Thy loving-kindness, 
That Thou hast patiently 
Borne with me in my blindness? 
When dead in many sins 
And trespasses I lay, 
I kindled, holy God, 
Thine anger every day. 

2. It is Thy work alone 
That I am now converted; 
O’er Satan’s work in me 
Thou hast Thy power asserted. 
Thy mercy and Thy grace 
That rise afresh each morn 
Have turned my stony heart 
Into a heart new-born. 

3. I could but grieve Thee, Lord, 
And with my sins displease Thee; 
Yet to atone for sin 
My works could not appease Thee. 
Though I could fall from grace 
And choose the way of sin, 
I had no strength to rise, 
A new life to begin. 

4. But Thou hast raised me up 
To joy and exultation 
And clearly shown the way 
That leads me to salvation. 
My sins are washed away, 
For this I thank thee, Lord; 
And with my heart and soul 
All dead works are abhorred. 

5. Grant that Thy Spirit’s help 
To me be always given 
Lest I should fall again 
And lose the way to heaven; 
That He may give me strength 
In mine infirmity 
And e’er renew my heart 
To serve Thee willingly. 

6. Oh, guide and lead me, Lord, 
While here below I wander 
That I may follow Thee 
Till I shall see Thee yonder. 
For if I led myself, 
I soon would go astray; 
But if Thou leadest me, 
I keep the narrow way. 

7. O Father, God of Love, 
Hear Thou my supplication; 
O Savior, Son of God, 
Grant me Thy full salvation; 
And Thou, O Holy Ghost, 
Be Thou my faithful Guide 
That I may serve Thee here 
And there with Thee abide.