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." a land that the LORD your God cares for. (3)No wrong-doer could be uncondemned. 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. Fetch all thy supplies from Him. Duncan.What are the reflections which are specially appropriate to "the beginning of the year"? 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. Secondly, it is a fixed eye. )The beginning of the yearA sermon for the New YearD. 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. Deuteronomy 32:11-12. SermonAudio.com - Deuteronomy 11 Sermons. 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. 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. 1. 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. 2. There could be no promise, no spiritual succour, no comfort, no help for us if there were no God. Cineas added, "And having subdued Italy, what shall we do next?" Secondly, an eye of compassion; He has an eye upon it, to pity it, and to comfort it in the state in which it is. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. That would be a vain attempt; and if it were practicable, it would be unwise in you to make it. The land of Egypt depended upon the Nile River for its fertility. 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? And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Ah! 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?" If the eyes of the Lord will be upon us His people, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, what shall we do? 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?" )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, (1)The land, with all its interests, was precious to Him. The worldly man, just like the Israelites in Egypt, has to water his land with his foot. Surely not mere omniscience, No, there is love in the text to sweeten observation. You ought not, indeed, to conjecture new and unusual circumstances in which it is possible that you may be placed, and to distract your thoughts from present duties, by considering what in all probability you would do, were these conjectures to be realised; for the grace, or Divine assistance, which the Christian is encouraged to ask, is grace for present need, and not present grace for future supposed necessities. Deuteronomy 11:11-12. The word is very suggestive to us. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. But your ignorance of futurity should urge you to seek preparedness for the events that will befall you, whatever they may be. This illus. The sins you have committed, and the sentiments and feelings which they have awakened in you. It would be ever fresh with endless charm. Can America Survive A Famine? (1)A free land. 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? Every valley would have its rushing stream, and every ridge its separate vista. III. 1. But the godly man will neither desire this nor be content with it. Herein is your joy, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ will never leave you nor forsake you. The perennial watchfulness of God. Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? And is there ever monotony where God conducts? The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it. 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. Let us close with USING THE TEXT. II. And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. Is there no cross, no trial, no limitation? The laws of weather, by which the rain comes up off the sea, were unknown to him. The Jew was to understand from his first entry into the land of Canaan that his prosperity depended utterly on God. Detailed Stipulations. 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. He will give you grace and glory, and be your guide even unto death. In Egypt the ground is almost entirely flat; and where it is not flat, it is impossible, of course, to grow anything, unless the ground is watered at considerable difficulty by some method of artificial irrigation, which shall force the water on to the high places. The Eagle . Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? 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. 3. You would think there had never been any blue sky at all, we are so utterly disheartened in the cloudy day. We have come to the opening of the year, and we have to get through it somehow, we must stumble through January, go muddling through the winter, groaning through the spring, sweating through the summer, fainting through the autumn, and grovelling on to another Christmas, and no God to help us; no prayer when God is gone, no promise when God is no more. IV. 3. The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. "Well, sir," said Cineas, and why may we not do this now, and without the labour and hazard of an enterprise so laborious and uncertain?" First, we will consider THE TEXT AS WE FIND IT. With prayer for forgiveness and needed grace. The farmer no longer rejoices in his ignorance; and agricultural chemistry has taken rank among the established studies of the day. 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. a land which the Lord thy God careth for. It is so with individuals; it is so with nations.(D. 2. He cares for it — that is, He is anxious about it (Hosea 11:8). Cherish a sincere desire and resolution to have Jehovah for your God. Further, the text reminds us of the unwearied power of God towards His people. (3)A beautiful land. (2)The produce of the land was assured. It speaks to our hearts of a kind and loving oversight. 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. Thus it signifies to us God's earliness, and readiness, and forwardness in His goodness towards His people, that He takes the very first season and opportunity that is afforded unto Him, for the hastening of His favours upon them. God cares for it — that is, He regards it, and has an esteem for it. It would be a deep enigma in Providence, and contrary to all that has been hitherto known among men, if the desolating scenes which are now taking place in the East should be without some great moral — should pass away, like the dark shapes upon a storm cloud, and leave no trace behind. All God's judgments, whatever the instrumentality employed, are to teach men righteousness. "The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year." Duncan. 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. Look again. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. Duncan. You ought not, indeed, to conjecture new and unusual circumstances in which it is possible that you may be placed, and to distract your thoughts from present duties, by considering what in all probability you would do, were these conjectures to be realised; for the grace, or Divine assistance, which the Christian is encouraged to ask, is grace for present need, and not present grace for future supposed necessities. LOOK FORWARD TO THE YEAR WHICH HAS COMMENCED. This brings us to the last difference that we will note, and that is, that the unbeliever, he who has not crossed the Jordan and come to full confidence, does not understand the universality of God's providence, while the assured Christian does. The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. Out of the hills. A Fresh Start Contributed by Howard Strickland on Dec 29, 2010 based on 17 ratings | 10,076 views. The outward blessings you have received, and the manner in which you have employed them.2. The word is very suggestive to us. So he threatens (vers. The directness of the dependence of Canaan on God's care made it, to a greater degree than Egypt could have been, suitable for the operation of a system so intimately bound up with temporal rewards and punishments. Cherish a sincere desire and resolution to have Jehovah for your God. The outward blessings you have received, and the manner in which you have employed them.2. The second is THE INTEREST WHICH IT HATH IN GOD'S INSPECTION IN THESE WORDS. Deuteronomy 11:12-14 New International Version (NIV) 12 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. And that is all we know of the land in which we are just entering. 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. How high the hills would be, they did not know. It is so with individuals; it is so with nations.(D. Fret not. "A land which the Lord thy God CARETH for," says the Jewish lawgiver. Secondly, the continuation of this privilege, and that is expressed in two words more. 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. It was to be "a land of hills and valleys." "Thou askest," said Pyrrhus, "a thing that is self-evident. 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. By ...read more. As the year rises in the light of it, so should we rise also in the improvement of it. The Egyptians could not get the water up on the hills, but you can; for the mountains drink in the rain, as well as the valleys. Every Home a Little Church: (Deuteronomy 6:1-9; 2 Timothy 3:14-17) The Lord Who is Faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9) Christ B.C. 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. 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 … But what proof are all such appliances against the continued drought, or the falling blight, or the wasting rains? But yonder, towering skyward, were the hills, and the brigands were there, and over them, who could tell what tribes there were? Duncan.What are the reflections which are specially appropriate to "the beginning of the year"? And that is, of being under God's eye. The Church exists to promote the worship of the Revealed Father in spirit and in truth. "God grant us success in that," answered Pyrrhus "and we shall make these only the forerunners of greater things, for then Libra and Carthage will soon be ours; and these things being completed, none of our enemies can offer any further resistance." Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. LOOK UPWARD TO GOD, IN CONNECTION BOTH WITH THE RETROSPECT OF THE PAST, AND WITH THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE.1. With gratitude and confidence. So says the Christian. I. 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. If we have hitherto been any way failing in our duty, and neglected it, let us now at least and at last keep it. With gratitude and confidence. But what proof are all such appliances against the continued drought, or the falling blight, or the wasting rains? It was the barrier of mountains that kept them off. From His relation. "The land whither ye go to possess it is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven." 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. 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. Duncan. "A land of hills and valleys." (1)The land, with all its interests, was precious to Him. And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. 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. And the second is a preparedness as to character, which fits or capacitates for the enjoyment of eternal blessedness.III. The beauty, the blessedness, the pleasure of our life is more dependent than we can ever know on the hills of life. The farmer no longer rejoices in his ignorance; and agricultural chemistry has taken rank among the established studies of the day. Moore, M. A.I. Enter now into covenant with Him, if you have not hitherto done so; and if in past times you have chosen Him to be your God, renew your solemn engagement to Him.2. 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 land is a land of "hills and valleys." The first is a preparedness as to state, which imparts a title to eternal blessedness. 3. Pyrrhus not yet aware of his intentions, replied, "Sicily next stretches cut her arms to receive us." )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)No wrong-doer could be uncondemned. But what proof are all such appliances against the continued drought, or the falling blight, or the wasting rains? Enter now into covenant with Him, if you have not hitherto done so; and if in past times you have chosen Him to be your God, renew your solemn engagement to Him. But the Christian lives in "a land of hills and valleys"; a land of sorrow as well as joys; but the hills drink the water, as well as the valleys. With self-dedication. All God's judgments, whatever the instrumentality employed, are to teach men righteousness. 16, 17). 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. It would never have been there but for the hills. 2. 10, 11.) 19:4 "I bare you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself." A. I. He hath done all things well; my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!" However that may be, it means that the land of Egypt was watered with extraordinary labour, in order to preserve it from sterility. 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. )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. All our supply is to come from the Lord. LOOK FORWARD TO THE YEAR WHICH HAS COMMENCED. (4)A holy land.2. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. 2. 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? Egypt is the land where they looked down for their supply — wateredst it with thy foot. It speaks to our hearts of a kind and loving oversight. Have you been led gradually to think less of the evil involved in them, and to indulge in them with diminishing repugnance? It hath three properties in it, which are here particularly considerable of us. - J.O. With confession of sin, and engagement to holiness. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. If you can do without God at all, it certainly is not when you are standing on the pinnacle. Enter now into covenant with Him, if you have not hitherto done so; and if in past times you have chosen Him to be your God, renew your solemn engagement to Him.2. Wherein, again, we have two branches more. I. Contributed by Don Campbell on May 29, 2018 | 2,423 views. 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. 1. Suppose it is wealth; how will he emaciate his frame, rob his body of its needed sleep, and take away the nourishment his frame requires, in order that he may accumulate riches! LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. NOTICE THE LORD'S PROMISES CONCERNING THIS LAND IN WHICH WE ARE TO DWELL. 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? The trials you have endured, and the effect which they have had upon you.4. 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. 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. 3. 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. 1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. Ask yon grey beard with all the experience of seventy years, whether at least he has not attained to an independence of grace, and he will say to you that as the infirmity of the body presses upon him it is his joy that his inner man is renewed day by day, but take away God, who is the spring of that renewal, and old age would be utter wretchedness. In the hour of mist we forget that the sun was ever shining. My habitation is now guarded by Jehovah; my position in this world is no longer that of a needy mendicant; my position, which was that of a bondslave in Egypt, is now become that of an inheritor in Canaan. It would be a deep enigma in Providence, and contrary to all that has been hitherto known among men, if the desolating scenes which are now taking place in the East should be without some great moral — should pass away, like the dark shapes upon a storm cloud, and leave no trace behind. LOOK UPWARD TO GOD, IN CONNECTION BOTH WITH THE RETROSPECT OF THE PAST, AND WITH THE ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE.1. 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. It is the land which the Lord cares for in the full extent and latitude of care.Now as there is a three-fold expression of God's care for His Church; so there is a three-fold account also, which may be given to us of this care, as from whence it does proceed in Him. 11 But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12 a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year. LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR WHICH HAS EXPIRED. )The beginning of the yearA sermon for the New YearD. In describing His dealings with His people, the Lord often makes use, in Scripture, of similitudes taken from the natural world. Ah, there is a blessed secret! Hath He not been with us exceeding abundantly, and prospered us? Purity of life was to be realised in the new land. Now, there is a two-fold preparedness for death which you should desire to possess. Some old writer has said, "Every hour that a Christian remains a Christian is an hour of miracle." The hills, so hard to climb, that make you sigh and wonder why they are sent — they make the glad and fruitful valleys. Duncan. We are to suppose that it is blotted out, to imagine that you and I have to live all the year without the eyes of God upon us, not finding a moment from the beginning of the year in which we perceive the Lord to be caring for us or to be waiting to be gracious to us. It is so with individuals; it is so with nations.(D. 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