In the fifth book of Moses called Deuteronomy, the central question is “How can sinful man approach a holy God? The word “holy” occurs over eighty time sin this book. Moses reviewed the mighty acts of God for the nation of Israel. Remembering God’s special involvement in our lives gives us hope and encouragement in the future.
Obeying God’s laws brought blessings to the Israelites and disobeying brought misfortune. This was part of the written agreement God made with his people. Although we are not part of this covenant, the principle holds true; obedience and disobedience carry inevitable consequences in this life and the next.
Moses called the people to commitment. God still calls us to be committed to love him with all out heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Although Moses made some serious mistake, he had lived uprightly and carried out God’s commands. Moses died with integrity. We too may make some serious mistakes, but that should not stop us from living with integrity and godly commitment.
About 1407/6 B.C.
To Whom Written:
Israel (the new generation entering the promised land)
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