8315 orthodoxy, in OT

8315 orthodoxy, in OT

The acceptance of God’s revelation of himself to his people that should lead to worship and obedience.

Foundational truths about Israel’s God

God is one Dt 6:4

God is unique Dt 4:39 See also Dt 4:35; Ps 97:9; Isa 44:6-8

God is self-existent Ex 3:14

God is the Creator Isa 40:28 See also Ge 1:1; Ge 2:7; Job 38:4

God will not tolerate rivals Ex 20:3-6 pp Dt 5:7-8; Dt 8:19-20; Dt 13:6-8; Isa 42:8

God commands universal worship Ps 86:9-10 See also Isa 19:21; Zec 8:20-22

Right belief is passed on through the community of faith

Ps 145:4 See also Ex 12:24-27; Dt 6:6-8,20-25; Jos 4:20-24; Ps 78:2-6

Right belief demands right practice

Reverent fear Dt 10:12-13

Worship See also Dt 12:4-7; 2Ki 17:35-39; 1Ch 16:28-29 pp Ps 96:7-9; Ps 95:6-7

Observance of festivals Dt 16:1-2,9-17

Offering acceptable sacrifices Lev 1:2-4; Lev 5:5-6; Mal 1:7-8

Faithfulness to the covenant Dt 29:9-15; Ps 25:10

Devotion to God Dt 6:5 See also Dt 11:1; 1Ch 22:19; Ps 31:23; Hos 6:6

Trust in God’s faithfulness Ps 4:5; Ps 33:4 See also Ps 37:3-5; Ps 115:9-11; Ps 119:89-93

Obedience Dt 5:32 See also Dt 6:1-3; Dt 26:16-19; 1Sa 15:22; Isa 30:21; Jer 7:21-23

Justice in society Mic 6:8 See also Ps 106:3; Pr 21:3; Isa 1:11-17; Isa 56:1

Walking in God’s ways

God’s ways are right Hos 14:9 See also Pr 10:29

Walking in God’s ways brings his blessing Ge 18:19; Dt 5:33; Dt 28:9; Dt 30:19-20

Examples of kings who walked in God’s ways 2Sa 22:22 pp Ps 18:21 David; 2Ch 14:2-4 pp 1Ki 15:11-12 Asa; 2Ch 17:3-6 Jehoshaphat; 2Ch 26:4 pp 2Ki 15:3 Uzziah (and Amaziah); 2Ch 29:2 pp 2Ki 18:3 Hezekiah; 2Ch 34:2 pp 2Ki 22:2 Josiah

See also

1349covenant at Sinai
5359justice
7354feasts and festivals
7435sacrifice, in OT
8030trust
8138monotheism
8207commitment
8225devotion
8251faithfulness to God
8453obedience
8622worship
8768idolatry

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