Week Twenty Two

  

WEEK TWENTY TWO 

THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY

·        The name means ‘a repetition of the law’. See Deuteronomy 17:18.

·        Moses shortly before his death re-told the story of the wilderness journey and all that God had done for His people. He was addressing a new generation, but God knew that Israel as a nation would not be obedient.

·        He dealt with the unchanging principles whereby faith is achieved and maintained. Christ used them throughout his life.

  •          But Israel did not understand, nor were they obedient. Moses’ prophecy, given by God, in chapter 28 is a vivid forecast of the sufferings of the Jews, especially since AD 70.

  DAILY READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK TWENTY TWO 

Day 1: Deuteronomy 1 Only two of all the men who were numbered when they left Egypt would enter the Promised Land, Caleb (verse 36) and Joshua (verse 38).
Day 2: Deuteronomy 2 The bulk of the generation that left Egypt died in the wilderness. See Hebrew 3: 17-19.
Day 3: Deuteronomy 3 Joshua would lead the Israelites into Canaan (verse 21). Jesus is the leader to God’s Kingdom for all who would be obedient to him.
Day 4: Deuteronomy 6 God’s Word should be in OUR heart ( verse 6). We should teach it to our children and talk about it always (verse 7).
Day 5: Deuteronomy 8 We cannot LIVE except by the Word of God (verse 3). Jesus knew this (Matthew 4:4).
Day 6: Deuteronomy 18 Jesus is THE  PROPHET like Moses (verses 15.18) to whom we should hearken. Compare with Acts 3:22-26.
Day 7: Deuteronomy 28 The words of the prophet Moses came true in the coming of Christ (see John 5: 46-47) and in the overthrow of Israel in AD 70.