Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Deuteronomy literally means "Second Law."
This books reflects the last words of Moses to Israel as they enter the promised land.

But it is more than just a repeat of what they have been told before, Deuteronomy makes it clear that the rules and laws aren't a list to try and frustrate them/us, but rather to benefit and grow God's people.

Interestingly enough, most of the scriptures quoted by Jesus when he is tempted by the Devil, come from Deuteronomy. ( Eg. Deut 8:3, Deut 6:16, Deut 6:13)

One of the most quoted Old Testament verses comes from here, " Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one." (Deuteronomy 6:4) and the 10 Commandments are all repeated as well.

Hear oh Israel
I am your God, I am One
This is all you need

God wants us to prosper, and he has provided us with the only thing we truly need... Him.
Do we remember this every day?  That God is first in our lives, and all we need in our lives?

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