November 19, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Deuteronomy 16-19

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Commentary: Moses speaks of the three main feasts the Israelites were to celebrate.  The feasts were to remind the Israelites of all the Lord has done for them and of the difficulties they have experienced.  The Lord also provided instructions for judges, kings, priests, and prophets.  The Israelites were to worship the Lord God and no other.  They were to be wary of false prophets.  False prophets may predict some true events, but a true prophets will always be accurate, in all predictions.  Cities of refuge were for accidental killings and in order for a person to be convicted of a crime, there must be at least two witnesses.  This was to prevent false accusations.

Focus Verses: 16:1-17  Why are these feasts important?  Why are recorded and remembered today?What do we learn by studying the history of the Israelites?  What do we learn about the Lord?