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God's Character: Righteous

1. What do you observe in Deuteronomy 31:16-19? Who thought up the Song of Moses? At what point of life is this for Moses? What is the song for?

And the Lord said to Moses: "Behold, you will rest with your fathers; and this people will rise and play the harlot with the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them, and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them. Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?' And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other gods. Now therefore, write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel." (Deut 31:16-19, NKJV)




2. When God describes Himself as "righteous and upright", what other characteristics or behaviors are associated with this?

He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
A God of truth and without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He. (Deut 32:4, NKJV)




3. Observe carefully Deuteronomy 6:17-19. What do you learn about righteousness? Who determines if one is righteous?

You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the Lord swore to your fathers, to cast out all your enemies from before you, as the Lord has spoken. (Deut 6:17-19, NKJV)




4. Discuss how all of the above observations help you understand God's character of righteous.





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