Deuteronomy 5:2-3 For The Living

Deuteronomy 5:2-3 (KJV)
The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

Gill says Horeb is one of two tops of the same mount that is Sinai. 

Moses was, at this moment, near to the river Jordan. His journey with Israel was practically finished. In the next verse he specifically says that the covenant that the Lord made at Horeb was to the present generation, not to their fathers but with those who were alive at that very moment. 

But when God made the covenant, it was their fathers who were the adult generation. These standing before Moses here were children at best, perhaps not even born, when the Ten Commandments were given on Sinai. 

Here’s the lesson, the Word of God is always intended for the generation alive: living, breathing and making choices at the time. It never changes. It doesn’t adjust to fit climate, culture, or modern norms. 

But it is always relevant, and expressly for the living of the day. 

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Deuteronomy 5:2-3 For The Living

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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