January 17, 2017 Psalm 142, Deuteronomy 5:22-6:25, Psalm 143 (17)

God wanted the people to fear him. They knew of his commands to kill all of their opponents and he seemed to elicit fear of what he might do to them if they crossed him. Verse 4-9 are most repeated verses in the OT because Jews recite them each morning. It is a real change to go from the wilderness into the Oasis west of the Jordan. The sources for chapter 6 are primarily from sources J and E. The 10 commandments are very similar to other laws at that time. The first 3 commandments are spiritual.