Deuteronomy 34: The Death of Moses

Deuteronomy 34: The Death of Moses

Even though Moses was the great prophet of the Old Testament, he had dishonored and disobeyed God in the incident at the waters of Meribah (see Numbers 20:8–13). As a consequence of his actions, God did not allow him to enter the Promised Land at the end of his...
Deuteronomy 34: The Death of Moses

Deuteronomy 8: Our Daily Bread

Embedded in human nature is a tendency to forget, and nothing seems to disappear quicker than gratitude. As a result, Moses warned the Israelites to remember the commandments he put before them. He wanted them to flourish—the commandments were not meant to be onerous...
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...
Deuteronomy 3: Mercy and Judgment

Deuteronomy 3: Mercy and Judgment

Deuteronomy 3 recounts the beginning of the Israelites’ conquest of the surrounding nations. Mercy for and Judgment on Canaan Although the conquest of Canaan may seem unnecessarily violent to us, we need to remember that God is the One who gives life and who...
Exodus 19: The Covenant to Come

Exodus 19: The Covenant to Come

Exodus 19 gives an awesome portrait of the character of God. The Israelites have finally reached Mount Sinai, nearly a year after their exodus from Egypt. Here the Lord is about to mandate certain standards and requirements for Israel to live by. But He wants them to...