November 15, 2021
DAY 317: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Continuing our journey through the final book of law, Deuteronomy, Moses continues to reiterate the law given to them by the Lord.
Before reading Deuteronomy 13-15, pray for understanding of today’s reading. Read Deuteronomy 13-15. 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 13-15: Moses address how to handle false prophets and those that speak and lead people against the Lord. Punishment is death and should be swift. Moses reminds them of the foods they should and should not eat, and of the importance of, and how to, tithe. Moses reminds the people of the importance of the 7th year and what is to be done with first born animals. (Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23)
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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