Life In Christ Bible Study
Love and Obey the Lord
April 6, 2024
Deuteronomy 11:1-32

Presented by Michael Webb

Open It

  1. *What rules in your home were you expected to obey as a child?
  2. What makes some people skeptical about miracles?
  3. What is your favorite time of the day?
  4. What do you think is the most important law in this country? Why?

Explore It

  1. Whom were the people of Israel told to love? (11:1)
  2. What was Israel commanded to remember? (11:2-4)
  3. What did the Lord do to Dathan and Abiram? (11:5-7)
  4. *What were the people of Israel told to observe? (11:8-9)
  5. What was the land the Israelites were entering like? (11:10-12)
  6. *What would happen if Israel obeyed the commands of the Lord? (11:13-15)
  7. How was Israel to be careful? (11:16-17)
  8. Where were the people told to put the commands of God? (11:18)
  9. *Who was supposed to be taught the laws of the Lord? (11:19)
  10. What was the purpose of writing the laws of the Lord on their homes? (11:20-21)
  11. What did God promise if Israel carefully observed His commands? (11:22-25)
  12. What was the Lord setting before Israel? (11:26-28)
  13. Where are Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal located? (11:29-30)
  14. What was Israel told to do when they took possession of the land? (11:31-32)

Get It

  1. *What do you think God considers to be His most important law?
  2. In light of this passage of Scripture, what do you think is the most important law in this country? Why?
  3. How are both good and bad consequences related to laws?
  4. *What happens when we fix God’s law upon our heart and mind?
  5. What does this passage teach you about being careful to love the Lord?
  6. How does the fear of punishment keep people from breaking God’s law?
  7. How does God want us to be motivated by fear?
  8. What blessings do we receive when we obey God’s commands?

Apply It

  1. *What is one practical way you can memorize or remind yourself of God’s Word this week?
  2. How can you love God with all your heart at home? at work?


Deuteronomy 11:1-32 (NKJV)
Dt 1  “Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.
2  Know today that I do not speak with your children, who have not known and who have not seen the chastening of the LORD your God, His greatness and His mighty hand and His outstretched arm–
3  His signs and His acts which He did in the midst of Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to all his land;
4  what He did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and their chariots: how He made the waters of the Red Sea overflow them as they pursued you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day;
5  what He did for you in the wilderness until you came to this place;
6  and what He did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, their households, their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel–
7  but your eyes have seen every great act of the LORD which He did.
8  “Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land which you cross over to possess,
9  and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’
10  For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden;
11  but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which 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 of the year to the very end of the year.
13  ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
14  then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
15  And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’
16  Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them,
17  lest the LORD’S anger be aroused against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there be no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
18  “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
19  You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
20  And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
21  that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.
22  “For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do–to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him–
23  then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves.
24  Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.
25  No man shall be able to stand against you; the LORD your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
26  “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse:
27  the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today;
28  and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
29  Now it shall be, when the LORD your God has brought you into the land which you go to possess, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.
30  Are they not on the other side of the Jordan, toward the setting sun, in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the plain opposite Gilgal, beside the terebinth trees of Moreh?
31  For you will cross over the Jordan and go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you, and you will possess it and dwell in it.
32  And you shall be careful to observe all the statutes and judgments which I set before you today.