A Short Study of Deuteronomy 10:20

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by His name.” (Deuteronomy 10:20)


Mark, my soul, this threefold obligation:

  • To fear the LORD
  • To serve Him
  • To cleave to Him

Help me, O LORD, my God, as one redeemed by the precious blood of Christ, to live in obedience to this command. Maintain in my heart a holy reverence for Your name—a filial fear of You. Help me to serve You in faithfulness and love—to do heartily whatever I have to do, as unto You and not unto men.

As the eyes of a faithful servant are upon a good master, so may my eyes be towards You—to know Your will and to do it. Work, O LORD, in me to will and to do Your good pleasure. Enable me to cleave unto You, for You are my Rock and my Refuge, my Saviour and my All. Never allow me to be drawn away from You by any worldly allurements. May all my affections gather around You—and may I cleave to You with purpose of heart.

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