November 1, 2021
DAY 303: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Continuing our journey through the final book of law, Deuteronomy, Moses keeps on with reminding the Israelites of what happened in the past to bring them to where they were: waiting to enter the Promised Land.
Before reading Deuteronomy 7-9, pray for understanding of today’s reading. Read Deuteronomy 7-9. 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 7-9: God had a great land planned out for His chosen. But in order to capture and hold it, they needed to remain faithful to Him and only Him. They could not forget how the land came to be in their possession: the Lord. Moses reminds the Israelites that they were not always faithful; God is not giving them the land because they earned it or deserve it – all have sinned. (Deuteronomy 7:1-9:29)
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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