The Grace of Law

Deuteronomy is a series of sermons by Moses just as he was about to die, giving the people of Israel a comprehensive look at, now that they had received God’s grace, how they should live. It begins with this story about the children of Israel who had come to the border of Canaan actually 40 years before Moses is preaching these sermons. Because of the report of the spies about the size of the inhabitants and about the danger of going in, they had failed God. They had failed to obey him and listen to him and turned away. It was a great disaster.

This passage teaches us some basic things about who we are and who God is. Here’s what we learn from this passage: 1. what’s wrong with the human heart, 2. two forms wrongness can take, and 3. God’s solution for it.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on May 13, 2007. Series “Deuteronomy – Doing Justice, Preaching Grace”. Scripture: Deuteronomy 1:26-28, 34-36, 41-46.

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