16 October 2018

Guarding Property

Guarding Property
Text: Deuteronomy 19:14-21

Rev Mark Tan

Message Notes


1. Property to be landmarked   (Deuteronomy 19:14)

2. Landmarks may not be removed   (Deuteronomy 19:14)

3. Inheritance to be safeguarded   (Deuteronomy 19:14)


1. Two important texts:

a) Deuteronomy 17:6-7
b) Deuteronomy 19:15

2. Concerning sin or iniquity

a) One witness rises up against another   (Deuteronomy 19:15)
b) A single witness cannot cause conviction
c) Two or three witnesses must be found   (Deuteronomy 19:15)

3. In a difficult controversy

a) Two men, each accusing the other   (Deuteronomy 19:16)
b) Both to stand before the Lord   (Deuteronomy 19:17)
c) Before the priests   (Deuteronomy 19:17)
d) Before the judges   (Deuteronomy 19:17)

4. Making inquiry

a) By the judges   (Deuteronomy 19:18)
b) To ascertain the truth   (Deuteronomy 19:18)
c) The false witness is to be punished   (Deuteronomy 19:19)

5. Israel as a nation

a) To learn the required lessons
b) To prevent such evils from occurring again   (Deuteronomy 19:20)
c) To cause a healthy fear

6. Appropriate punishment

a) An eye for an eye
b) Tooth for tooth
c) Hand for hand
d) Foot for foot   (Deuteronomy 19:21)