Deuteronomy 16* The yearly feasts. (1-17) Of judges, Groves and imagesforbidden. (18-22)1-17 The laws for the three yearly feasts are here repeated;that of the Passover, that of the Pentecost, that ofTabernacles; and the general law concerning the people'sattendance. Never should a believer forget his low estate ofguilt and misery, his deliverance, and the price it cost theRedeemer; that gratitude and joy in the Lord may be mingled withsorrow for sin, and patience under the tribulations in his wayto the kingdom of heaven. They must rejoice in their receivingsfrom God, and in their returns of service and sacrifice to him;our duty must be our delight, as well as our enjoyment. If thosewho were under the law must rejoice before God, much more wethat are under the grace of the gospel; which makes it our dutyto rejoice evermore, to rejoice in the Lord always. When werejoice in God ourselves, we should do what we can to assistothers also to rejoice in him, by comforting the mourners, andsupplying those who are in want. All who make God their joy, mayrejoice in hope, for He is faithful that has promised. 18-22 Care is taken for the due administration of justice. Allpersonal regards must be laid aside, so that right is done toall, and wrong to none. Care is taken to prevent following theidolatrous customs of the heathen. Nothing belies God more, ortends more to corrupt the minds of men, than representing andworshipping, by an image, that God, who is an almighty andeternal Spirit, present every where. Alas! even in gospel days,and under a better dispensation, established upon betterpromises, there is a tendency to set up idols, under one form oranother, in the human heart.
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