Deuteronomy 28 – Deuteronomy 29
Deuteronomy 30 – Deuteronomy 31
Moses’ farewell speech to the Israelites comes to a close. In his final thoughts he shares several blessings and woes, and plenty of warnings.
- If you obey these commandants and heed my words . . . God will bless you.
- If you disobey these commandants and go astray . . . you will find hardship.
Which one do you think the people followed? Let’s just say, as much as these will always be God’s chosen people, they don’t always tend to choose God. Even as they don’t, (and we don’t either) God still loves them (and us) and offers forgiveness through the promised redeemer. Good news for us . . . Good news for the Israelites. Even if all of Moses’ predictions are about to come true, (Unfaithfulness, hardship, exile, release, return, rebuilding . . . its all going to happen) God still shows mercy and love!
Finally I’ll close with a fun venture for you. Its from thebricktestament.com. Yes, I’m a Lego maniac! Its a great website and someone has taken the time to put many of our favorite Bible moments into Lego form. Feel free to look and explore! This one highlights Deuteronomy 29, “Following your own moral compass.”
Our next reading: Deuteronomy 32 – 34