Moses Introduces Christ - The Rock, Farewell blessing and death of Moses
29th November 2019
Here Moses is giving a refresher course, of God's faithfulness and love, as well as His wrath against disobedience,
Jesus quoted from Deuteronomy many times. Jesus first Scripture quotations were three passages from Deuteronomy.
In Matt. 4:4, 7, 10. The New Testament refers to Deuteronomy more than fifty times.
Also Deuteronomy contains the first Great Commandment, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might” (Deut. 6:4-5).
Thus, this book is full of instruction– ……………. instruction about living a life pleasing to God.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY TO US IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING THE LAW? It is good for us, to study ……. Because, ……...
It teach us both sides of God: ……… His love and kindness, as well as …………. His justice and judgment.
In the world we live in today, Laws have become relative; ……. what is right or wrong to others may be different from what is right or wrong to me.
It is the "I'm OK, you're OK" mentality.
God's Law, however, never changes; His Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
It is given for those who have a living relationship with the living God. The Law may be used to expose sin, but always…. …………… with the purpose of leading to repentance and faith in Christ.
Jesus became a curse for us all and redeemed us from the curse of the law.
The Book of Deuteronomy
Israelites in Horeb 1:1-8
Appointment of leaders 1:9-18
Spies sent out 1:19-25
Rebellion against the Lord 1:26-46
Wandering in the desert 2:1-23
Defeat of Sihon king of Heshbon 2:24-37
Defeat of Og king of Bashan 3:1-11
Division of the land 3:12-20
Moses forbidden to cross the Jordan 3:21-29
Obedience commanded 4:1-14
Idolatry forbidden 4:15-31
The Lord is God 4:32-40
Cities of refuge 4:41- 43
Introduction to the Law 4:44-49
Ten Commandments 5:1-33
Love the Lord your God 6:1-25
Driving out the nation's 7:1-26
Don't forget the Lord 8:1-20
Not because of Israel's righteousness
Golden calf 9:7-29
Fear the Lord 10: 12-22
Love and obey the Lord 11:1-32
Place of worship 12:1-32
Worshipping other gods 13:1-18
Clean and unclean food 14:1-21
Year of cancelling debts 15:;1-11
Freeing servants 15:12-18
Firstborn animals 15:19- 23
Feast of weeks 16:9-12
Feast of Tabernacles 16:13-17
Worshipping other gods 16:21-17:7.
Law courts 17:8-13
304 The king 17:14-20
Offerings for Priests
and Levites 18:1-8
Detestable practices 18:9-13
The Prophet 18-14-22
Cities of refuge 19:1-14
Going to war 20:1-20
Atonement for an unsolved murder 21:1-9
Marrying a captive woman 21:10-14
Right of the firstborn 21:15-17
A rebellious son 21:18-21
Various Laws 21:22-22:12
Marriage violations 22:13-30
Exclusion from the assembly 23:1-8
Uncleanness in the camp 23:9-14
Miscellaneous laws 23:15-25:19
First fruits and tithes 26:1-15
Follow the Lord's commands 26:16-19
Altar on Mount Ebal 27:1-8
Curses from Mount Ebal 27:9-26
Blessings for obedience 28:1-14
Curses for disobedience 28:15-68
Renewal of the covenant 29:1-29
Prosperity after turning to the Lord 30:1-10
The offer of life or death 30:11-20
Joshua to succeed Moses 31:1-8
Reading of the Law 31:9-13
Israel's rebellion predicted 31:14-29
Song of Moses 31:30- 32:47
Moses to die on Mount Nebo 32:48-52
Moses blesses the Tribes 33:1-29
Death of Moses 34:1-12
♦ Word's of Encouragement ♦
The word Deuteronomy means repetition of the law. It is the last book of the Pentateuch. This book locates Moses and the Israelites in the territory of Moab. As his final act at this important time of transferring leadership to Joshua, Moses delivered this farewell address to prepare the people for their entrance into the Promised land.
These addresses were renewal of the covenant emphasizing the laws that were specially needed at this time.
The love relation of the Lord to His people can be seen clearly in the following statements:
♦ The numbers of the Israelites were increased tremendously Moses found it difficult to carry the burdens, disputes and problems alone. God chose leading wise men to take authority and help Moses.
God encouraged him by saying, Do not be afraid of any man for judgement belongs to the Lord.
♦ As they came to the time to enter the Promised Land God encouraged them by saying, The Lord your God has given you the land. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.
♦ When the Israelites were terrified at the report of the spies who returned from Canaan, they were encouraged. The Lord your God who is going before you will fight for you. God carries you as a father carries his son.
♦ The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over you through your long journey of 40 years and you have lacked nothing.
♦ Though the people murmured, grumbled and rebelled often we see the love of God which did not forsake them. He took great care of them and protected them
Just before the people were going to cross the Jordan, Moses pleaded with God to allow him to accompany them. But he was denied the request by the sovereign God.
A Reviving Thought
Our Heavenly Father treats us in the same way with love and concern and carries us through our life's journeys. May we not grieve the Holy Spirit so that we may enter the heavenly home prepared for us.
Mrs Caroline Chellappa
Deuteronomy: 3:26 "But the Lord was angry with me because of you, and would not listen to me. And the Lord said to me, Enough from you, do not speak to me of this matter again."
⚡ The Book of Deuteronomy consists of three addresses given by Moses on the plains of Moab, to the people of Israel. In them he summarises what has already taken place and the repetition of the laws already given. Here, Moses reminds the people of the punishment given to him by God- Not to enter into the promised Land- because of his sin ( unbelief ) at Kadesh. Why did God give a severe punishment to Moses. Sometimes, we find it hard to comprehend this painful action of God toward Moses.
⚡ When we look into the dealings of God in the life of Moses, from his birth until his death, our pain increases. God loved Moses ever since he was in the womb of Jochebed, his mother and protected him from the hands of Pharaoh. He brought him up in the Royal Palace, trained him in the wilderness of Midian, called him for the great Mission of the deliverance of His people from Egypt. wrought miracles for him, heard his intercession for the people several times and answered, God talked to him as a friend, witnessed him as the most meek man on the earth, traveled with him through out the journey ---- still, God punished him for his unbelief.
⚡ We have a great lesson to learn from this incident.. -Sin is sin- We often categorize sin into small and great, insignificant and spectacular. But in the sight of God, sin is a sin and a mistake is a mistake, Here Moses did not believe God's words. Unbelief is telling God, He is a liar. If you say somebody, I have no faith in you whatever, don't you think it would grieve him? There is not anything that would wound a man much more than to be told that you don't have any faith in him. We used to say I have profound reverence and respect for God. Yes, profound respect, but not faith. There is much difference between the two. In fact, Moses grieved God's heart when did not believe His words, therefore the punishment.
Dear friends, Let me ask a humble question. Why did the Holy Spirit allowed to incorporate this incident in the book of Deuteronomy. I believe, it is for you and me. We are reading these chapters as notified by the 240 days Bible reading programme for the first time or for the hundred and one times, it is up to us to re examine our lives for any instances of unbelief. If God punished Moses, His faithful servant for his disobedience, how much more and severe will be in our cases, as He is no respector of persons.
Let's evade unbelief from our life journey at any cost.
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