Deuteronomy 7

  1. In what four ways were the Israelites to deal with the idolatrous inhabitants of Canaan (Verses 1-5)?
    What points regarding the Christian’s duty of separation from sin and the world do they illustrate?
    Cf. Eph. 5:11; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; I John 5:21.
  2. In verse 6 -11 what three reasons does God give the people for this drastic attitude?
    What New Testament principles correspond to this?
    Cf.1Pet. 1:15, 16; 2:9-12.
  3. In verse 12-16 what three blessing does God promise will attend the faithful pursuit of this policy?
    What blessings are promised in the New Testament to the Christian who practice spiritual separation?
    Cf. 2 Cor. 6:17, 18; 1 John 2:15-17.
  4. In verses 18-26 how does God answer their question of verse 17?
    What does this teach about the power given to the Christian to ‘be separate’?
    Cf. 2 Cor. 2:14-16; John 16:33; Rom. 5:10; 1 John 5:4.


  1. Verse 2. ‘Utterly destroy’: the Hebrew word means’ to separate to a deity’ and hence ‘to put to death’ or ‘destroy’ as here, and in verses 25, 26.
  2. Verse 20. ‘Hornet’ are powerful insects, whose attack in large numbers is dangerous and may prove fatal. Some take the word, however, here (and in Exod. 23:28 and Josh. 24:12) in a figurative sense, as meaning some plague or terror that spreads dismay.