Deuteronomy 32:44-47 (NIV)
44 Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, 46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
- What are some of the ways the song may have benefited God's people?
- What can happen to us if we do not take God's word seriously and apply it in our lives?
- Ultimately Israel failed to follow the instruction provided through Moses. What was the result for them?
Mark 10:42-45 (NIV)
42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
- Why did this teaching of Jesus surprising to many people?
- Do you think of God as the master you serve?
- Why might being a slave of God seem foreign or uncomfortable to modern readers but not to the original hearers of this teaching?
- Why is it important that leaders in the church submit to God's will?
- Why is it important that you submit too God's will for your life?