The generation of Israel, who had been delivered from Egypt and given God’s law at Mount Sinai, had disqualified themselves from entering into the Promised Land of God. Moses, therefore, needed to repeat the law and prepare the next generation to enter into their Land, which is why Deuteronomy means the second law. The book is a series of addresses by Moses to spur that generation to be faithful to God and prepare them to be His own special people.
With the possible exception of the Psalms, Deuteronomy was the book Jesus quoted the most number of times. That is because as much as it is a second telling of the law, it is surrounded by God’s grace to His people.
What did you learn about God? His grace?
What did you learn about humanity?
How does Deuteronomy continue to unfold the revelation (grand storyline) of God?
What are you called to do?
The narrator asks us to examine Paul’s quoting of Deteronmy 25:4 in 1 Corinthians 9:9-10. What are your thoughts of how Paul applied the Deuteronomy passage to the church in Corinth?
Deuteronomy 25:4 “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.
1Corinthians 9:9-10 For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope.
What is today's date? What are some highs and lows? How are you experiencing the presence of God? Who and what are you praying for?
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