Get this straight, your heart is the problem
Deuteronomy 27-28 /Romans 1-3

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28:63 Just as the LORD has found great pleasure in helping you to prosper and multiply, the LORD will find pleasure in destroying you, until you disappear from the land you are about to enter and occupy.


1:18-20 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves. For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God.

2:29 No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not a cutting of the body but a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. Whoever has that kind of change seeks praise from God, not from people.

OT Flash Points

Curses for disobedience
Blessing for obedience
To laws clearly exhibited
Blessings simply stated, concise
Curses – rubbed in, over and over

NT Flash Points

The same problem still plagues man
The heart is evil, deceitful
Fear and obey God even if only instinctively without having the written Law
Receive the gift of salvation – put your faith in Jesus and His Cross


Authority – sacred and social
Personality – His nature developed
Don’t allow the outer courts to be sullied

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