Deuteronomy 32

Deuteronomy 32:1-4 This chapter is titled “The Song of Moses”. It covers the commitment of the people to the covenant and commandments of God and their failure to keep them. It also predicts their future failure, judgment, restoration and return the promised land. Israel will experience God’s judgment for their sin and when conviction and … Read more

Deuteronomy 31

Deuteronomy 31:1-2 Moses had run the race and his work was about to end and he is here beginning his farewell to the sheep who had been entrusted to him. Age had taken its toll on his body and he was not able to “come and go” as in his youth. Moses’ life of 120 … Read more

Deuteronomy 29

Deuteronomy 29:1 There is much scholarly debate if this verse looks backward to the beginning of Deuteronomy or forward to what proceeds. Arguments can be made to support both positions, but it seems likely to be looking back. One of the strongest arguments in my opinion, is that v 1 here is the closing verse … Read more

Deuteronomy 28

Dualism is common among Christians. It occurs when we attribute painful events to the devil as if God is not sovereign over all that occurs in our lives and the world. Scripture, on the other hand teaches that nothing happens apart from the sovereign power and will of God. If something terrible takes place, God had the … Read more

Deuteronomy 27

Deuteronomy 27:1-3 Although Moses will be dying shortly, the law of God will remain. God’s commands, which includes benedictions and maledictions need to be taught to future generations. Chapters 12-26 itemize the obligations of the covenant. Moses gathered the elders to instruct them to convey and instruct the statues and judgments of the covenant to the people. This … Read more

Deuteronomy 25

Hubert Humphrey said “”The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life—the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” God’s Law was given to establish Israel … Read more

Deuteronomy 24

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 Israel was to be a model for a Kingdom that would one day available to all.  Just as it took a second Adam (Yeshua 1 Cor. 15:45) to accomplish what Adam failed to do, so it would take a second Israel (Yeshua Hos. 11:1 Matt. 2:15) to create God’s Kingdom on earth as it is … Read more

Deuteronomy 22

This chapter calls Israel to understand their calling to holiness and purity. Holiness protects the life of the individual and others. Seven significant social issues are covered which identify how to be a good neighbor and testimony for the Lord. Deuteronomy 22:1-3 The first issue has to do with the restoration of lost property and involvement … Read more

Deuteronomy 21

In this chapter God calls on Israel to respect human life and to balance the rights of the individual with the ministry and life of God’s people. Deuteronomy 21:1-9 discusses the law that governed unsolved murders as a lesson on the sanctity of life. Deuteronomy 21:1 God is zealous for the holiness of His land.  Innocent … Read more

Deuteronomy 20

Deuteronomy 20:1-3 It is interesting and informative that these instructions regarding warfare follow the instructions regarding punishment for murder and manslaughter.  Warfare is completely different than criminal murder. Ever since the fall and actually even before warfare has been a constant reality.  When Satan rebelled against God, he went to war against Him and His creation.  First in … Read more