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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:18-25

Here, I. Moses repeats the directions he had given for the guidance and assistance of the people in their obedience, and for the keeping up of religion among them (Deut. 11:18-20), which is much to the same purport with what we had before, Deut. 6:6 Let us all be directed by the three rules here given:?1. Let our hearts be filled with the word of God: Lay up these words in your heart and in your soul. The heart must be the treasury or store-house in which the word of God must be laid up, to be... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:25

There shall be no man able to stand before you ,.... Meaning not a single man, such an one as Og, or any of the sons of Anak, the giants; because it could never be thought, imagined, or feared, that one man only should be able to stand against 600,000 fighting men, but any people or nation, though greater and mightier than they: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you, and the dread of you, upon all the land that ye shall tread upon : that is, upon all the land of Canaan, and the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:18-25

Family training an dement of success. As in Deuteronomy 6:6-25 , Moses again insists on the words of God being preserved among the people by faithful family instruction. The "home school" is, in fact, the great factor in national success. Education must give due prominence to the family institution, as the providential unit of mankind. And here let us notice— I. GOD 'S WORDS ARE TO BE RECEIVED FIRST OF ALL INTO THE HEART . It is when individuals, and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:22-25

If they were sedulous to keep God's commandments, and faithfully adhered to him, loving him and walking in all his ways, he would drive out before them the nations of the Canaanites, and cause them to possess the territory of nations greater and mightier than themselves. Every place on which the soles of their feet should tread should be theirs, i . e . they had but to enter the land to become possessors of it. This is more exactly defined as restricted to the land the boundaries of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:22-25

The moral power of national righteousness. There was a definite territory assigned by God to Israel. They were promised it , but the prohibition against going beyond what God had allotted them, was as remarkable and strong as the assurance of their possessing such allotment. The bounds here specified are stated afresh in Joshua 1:3 , Joshua 1:4 . In the days of Solomon these boundaries were actually theirs. But, as is welt known, they were a people untrained for war; in regard to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:22-25

He who best serves is most fit to rule. Golden links of life unite our pious love with universal conquest. "All things become ours, if we are Christ's." I. LOYAL OBEDIENCE GENERATES LOVE . It is quite true that love is the mother of obedience; it is also true that obedience fosters and intensifies love. The earth receives heat from the sun, but it gives out heat likewise. The sentiment of love in the breast will dwindle and die unless it have practical exercise. Diligent and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:22-26

Vastness of promise. An inspiring statement of what God would do for the obedient nation. Shining through it we see the promise to the Church. God promises— I. VICTORY OVER ALL ENEMIES . ( Deuteronomy 11:23 .) The strongest spiritual foes will go down if we cleave to God. Though greater and mightier than we, they shall be overthrown. II. ENLARGEMENT OF BOUNDS . ( Deuteronomy 11:23 .) They would grow numerous, fill the land, and spread beyond it. A wider prospect... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 11:1-32

What God demands of Israel (10:12-11:32)In summary, Moses’ instruction to Israel as a people was that they were to fear, obey, love and serve God, in the assurance that he desired only their good (12-13). He had chosen them in mercy, and he wanted them likewise to show mercy to others. They were to have humble purity of heart and genuine love, both in their relations with him and in their relations with others (14-20). They were not to be arrogant or boastful, but were to remember their humble... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 11:25

18-25. lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them—(See on :-). read more

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