Deuteronomy 27: A Covenant of Obedience

Deuteronomy 27: A Covenant of Obedience

After giving an overview of the book of Deuteronomy, Ken zooms in on Moses’s third sermon in Deuteronomy. This sermon, beginning in chapter 27, examines the covenant between God and Israel, looking ahead to Israel’s future. A Covenant of Obedience Deuteronomy 27...
Deuteronomy 5: The Purpose of the Law

Deuteronomy 5: The Purpose of the Law

The Ten Commandments are not merely a set of rules; they point us to the essence of the gospel. When Moses reviewed the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 5 for the new generation of Israelites, he was reminding them of the importance of establishing a right relationship...
The Wisdom of Repetition

The Wisdom of Repetition

Training involves repetition. Think about how you work out: Doing one plank or one sit-up is not enough to get in shape. In order to tone your muscles, you need to repeat the exercises. In a similar way, repetition is a crucial pedagogical tool. The first time we hear...
Numbers 13: The Book of Wanderings

Numbers 13: The Book of Wanderings

Overview of the Book of Numbers Numbers is a book of wanderings. It gets its name from two censuses, the first taken at Mount Sinai and the second on the Plain of Moab. Its main content, however, focuses on the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness. Because of...
Exodus 20: The Holy Splendor of God

Exodus 20: The Holy Splendor of God

God’s laws do not call us to mere external actions. Instead, they go deeper, commanding us to reorder our internal attitudes before the holy splendor of our God. Indeed, God’s glory is the first thing we see in Exodus 20, which tells of the first giving of...