Today we move from Genesis to the Book of Deuteronomy. While I highly encourage everyone to read the entire Bible, Old and New Testaments, and going through it all as often as possible, if you only had time to read three book from the Bible, then I would recommend this Book of Deuteronomy, the Gospel of John and the Letter to the Romans. With that in mind, let’s spend the rest of this month having a quick overview of each of these, shall we?
Deuteronomy is the final words of the great prophet and leader of God’s people, Moses. Since it is written towards the end of the 40 years of wandering in the Wilderness, which was the penalty of the Israelites after they disobeyed God, we get a recap of what brought them to this point in their journey. This is a whole new generation, for all those who rebelled had passed away in the dessert, so Moses must make sure they understand where they came from and where they are going, as well as the One who will get them there. It is lovely to hear the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham right here in the opening words. (see Gen 15:5) Listen: “The Lord your God has increased your number so that today you are as many as the stars in the sky.” (Dt 1:10) Again, God always keeps His word, just not always in our timing. We tend to look at life through our tiny little lens and only within our tiny little years, but God sees Life in terms of Eternity. He sees the whole picture and we will see it too some day…meanwhile, we must learn to trust God will keep His vows…question is will we?
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