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April 10, 2024

“And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10 ESV). Moses was unique among Israel’s prophets. Who else can compare to the way God used him to accomplish signs and wonders to free his people from Pharoah and to lead his people for


March 31, 2024

“Observe the month of Abib and keep the Passover to the Lord your God, for in the month of Abib the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night” (Deuteronomy 16:1 ESV). The month of Abib was the month that the Lord had delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt. It was therefore to


March 26, 2024

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV). Moses reminded the people


March 23, 2024

“These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness” (Deuteronomy 1:1 ESV). The book of Deuteronomy is a recap of the Israelites’ wilderness journey. It is the fifth and final book of the Torah. The word “Torah,” is Hebrew for “law” as well as the name used to


April 3, 2023

“Yes, always use honest weights and measures, so that you may enjoy a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Deuteronomy 25:15 NLT). God told Moses to teach the people of Israel to establish and maintain a standard of weights and measures, so that their nation would endure. God said


April 2, 2023

“If someone has committed a crime worthy of death and is executed and hung on a tree, the body must not remain hanging from the tree overnight. You must bury the body that same day, for anyone who is hung is cursed in the sight of God” (Deuteronomy 21:22-23 NLT). The Mosaic law said that

“Then build an altar there to the LORD your God, using natural, uncut stones. You must not shape the stones with an iron tool.” (Deuteronomy 27:5 NLT).

April 4, 2022

WHY LEAVE THE ALTAR STONES NATURAL AND UNCUT? Moses instructed Israel to build an altar of “natural, uncut stones” after they crossed the Jordan River and entered the Promised Land. They were to offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD. But why did God insist that the altar be built with natural, uncut stones?

“When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you!” (Deuteronomy 20:1 NLT).

April 1, 2022

CHOOSING FAITH OVER FEAR In Deuteronomy chapter 20, Moses repeated God’s instruction to Israel as they prepared to go into battle against their enemies in the Promised Land. God instructed them not to focus on the power of the enemy, nor to be afraid of them. Instead, they were to focus on the Lord who

“In honor of the Lord your God, celebrate the Passover each year in the early spring, in the month of Abib, for that was the month in which the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night” (Deuteronomy 16:1 NLT).

March 31, 2022

PASSOVER, EASTER, AND JESUS The month of Abib was the month that the Lord had delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt. It was therefore to be counted as the first month of the Hebrew year. Since the religious celebrations given by Moses were linked to certain times of the year, it became the role of

“There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor” (Deuteronomy 15:11 NLT).

March 30, 2022

CAN POVERTY BE ELIMINATED? According to God’s Word, poverty will never be eliminated in this world. Yet, this fact is stated not to excuse our responsibility to the poor, but to encourage our ongoing generosity towards them. As the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land, God made provision for every person and tribe to