Keep Your Souls (Deuteronomy in Miniature)
Passage: Deuteronomy 4:1–4:49
HOME GROUP DISCUSSION
- In Deuteronomy 4:9, Moses calls God's People to "keep their souls diligently." What did he mean by "soul?" And what does it mean to "keep" it?
- Kyle used two examples of diligence: parents protecting their child and a guitar being kept in tune. When we consider watching our own hearts or souls, how would you describe your own diligence? Are you as diligent as you need to be? Are you as diligent as you aught to be?
- In Deuteronomy 4:35-39, Moses reminded the Israelites that God alone is God. He also warned them to not let idols take the place of God in their lives. Is that still a danger in our times? If so, what are some idols you can identify?
- If God is the same today as he was thousands of years ago when Moses wrote Deuteronomy, and if people are still the same today as they were then, unable to keep God's law by themselves, what are we to fasten or weld ourselves to in order to avoid the consuming wrath of a jealous God?