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Driving Directions Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Driving Directions

When at a fork in the road, take one -- the right one.

At a Glance

This material calls upon the experience of those who have rented a car in a foreign country. It's likely that most people in our congregations have not done this, but we can all relate. It's hard enough driving a car here in the United States in a state or city with which we're not familiar. But what if the language is unfamiliar? What if we are driving on the other side of the road? What if the steering wheel is on the passenger side of the car and we have to shift with our left hand? It's weird! And it could be dangerous. That's what we're talking about, and it takes us right to Moses' sermon in which he gives Israel a quick driving lesson.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "The SAHD Apostle,” February 13, 2011, at

Driving a rental car in a foreign country is a real trip. If you choose to do this, you're looking for adventure, and more than likely, you're going to get it. Depending on the place -- London, Rome,...

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