Today's Reading: Deuteronomy 1-2
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and now, Deuteronomy...
Are you beginning to feel like deja vu all over again? Have we all been here before?
God says, "Tell the people to do this." Simple and clear. Moses says, "God says,'Do this.'" The people either murmur, complain or disobey. Ay, yay, yay! Broken record, here we go again. Let's recap all these events and see if we get it this time.
Deuteronomy is slightly different, though, in that it is not as much narrative as a journal entry or a discourse of Moses to the people.
Quit being afraid!
God will deliver us!
Don't take spoils of war!
Occupy the land!
One thing that excites me about Deuteronomy...it is the book Jesus quotes most frequently.
Amidst all the recapping, don't skim the text!
There are jewels hidden in what might seem to be monotony!