Jim Elliot wrote “In reading the Scriptures, I find a great
moral power. Therein am I made aware of two great forces
for good in human experience: the “fear” of God and the
“grace” of God. Without the fear of God, I should not stop
at doing evil; th … More
God told Moses to get ready to take the people into the promised land (v. 11). Allegiance can be defined as the loyalty owed by a subject to his or her sovereign. Synonyms for allegiance are loyalty, commitment, adherence, faithfulness, and duty.
I. The meaning of allegiance
A. Fearing the Lord (v. 12). - To fear means to reverence and honor, to hold in high esteem.
B. Walking in His ways (v. 12).
C. Loving Him (v. 12).
D. Serving Him with heart and soul (v.12).
E. Obeying Him (v. 13)
II. The reasons for allegiance
A. It is beneficial to us - (v. 13).
B. God is the Supreme Sovereign of eternity - (v. 14).
C. He chose you - (vv. 15-16).
D. He shows no partiality (vv. 17-19).
E. He desires our allegiance (v. 20) God alone should have our allegiance.
F. He used His power to deliver us (vv. 21-22).
Because of all this it only makes sense for me to do what God requires. I owe Him my love, my service, and my obedience. I must fear him and pledge my allegiance to walk in His ways.
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Deuteronomy 8:1-10Remember The Wilderness
Deuteronomy 8:11-20The Dangers of Forgetting God
Deuteronomy 9:1-11A Warning Against Self Righteousness
Deuteronomy 9:12-29Israel’s Rebellions Reviewed
Deuteronomy 10:1-10The Second Pair of Tablets
Deuteronomy 10:11-21The Acceptance of Moses Petition
Deuteronomy 11:1-15God Sends Israel “to school”
Deuteronomy 11:16-32Declaration of Blessings And Curses
Deuteronomy 12:1-32Qualifications For a Place of Worship
Deuteronomy 13:1-18Do Not Listen to False Prophets