October 25, 2021
DAY 296: JOURNEY THROGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Continuing our journey through the final book of law, Deuteronomy, Moses continues to remind the Israelites of what happened in the past to bring them to where they were: waiting to enter the Promised Land.
Before reading Deuteronomy 4-6, pray for understanding of today’s reading. Read Deuteronomy 4-6. Let’s journey!
Deuteronomy is the fifth and final book of the Jewish Torah and concludes the Books of Moses in the Christian Old Testament. As with the previous four, Moses wrote this book, which retells many of the events recorded in the previous books. Its purpose is the help guide the new generation that was preparing to enter the Promised Land. It is a reminder to the new generation to remain faithful to the covenant made between the Israelites and God.
Deuteronomy 4-6: Moses reiterates the importance of complete obedience to the Lord, forsaking false idols, for the Lord is the one and only true God. Moses sets aside three cities of refuge on the east side of the Jordan. Moses then begins to recount the Law that was given to him by the Lord, starting with the 10 Commandments. Moses stresses the importance of loving the Lord. (Deuteronomy 4:1-6:25)
After you finish today’s reading, take some time and consider the following: Why would Moses recount this part of the Israelite’s journey? What can be learned from it? Stop and reflect upon your personal journey. What lessons have you learned? What lessons do you need to remember?
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