Praise of Moses

Praise of Moses

Deuteronomy 34 – Praise of Moses My daily, cover-to-cover bible read concluded today with the praise of Moses. To summarize Deuteronomy chapter 34 in twenty-five words or less I would say; Moses views the Promised Land from Nebo. The death and burial of Moses, The mourning of the people. Joshua succeeds Moses, The praise of Moses. Not to abiding of literature rules, but hey I got the job done. Deuteronomy Chapter 34 was a very quick read, being only 12 verses. The chapter begins with Moses unwilling to leave his work. After finally completing all that needed to be done he began creating the feeling of willingness to die. The Lord came to him and vowed that Moses should be able to view the Promised Land. God shows Moses the promise land, although he cannot enter it, after this, Moses dies on Mount Nebo. God reserves the brightest discoveries of his grace to his people to support their dying moments. Those may leave this world with cheerfulness, which die in the faith of Christ, and in the hope of heaven. Moses obeyed the commands of God as willingly as any other. He died in honor and in peaceful company of God. Some say Moses died “at the mouth of the Lord,” living life according to the will of God. Servants of the Lord that accomplish all of their work, must at some time die, and be willing to go home to God. This moment is whenever God sends for them. Moses was rewarded for his service. The people who mourned the loss of Moses began realizing that if we...
Deuteronomy 28 – Obey God or Be Destroyed

Deuteronomy 28 – Obey God or Be Destroyed

Obey God or Be Destroyed This chapter is written in a way that describes, the blessing of God or His wrath, or in easier terms obey God or be destroyed.  Deuteronomy 28 tells of the blessings which God pronounces on the obedient, particular privileges which the faithful shall receive. Blessings are here but listed before the curses and in less detail. This shows us that God is slow to anger, but swift to show mercy. The curses pronounced against the ungodly and idolatrous and are detailed in this chapter. There is also a breakdown of the miseries which should be inflicted on people who disobey and what should happen if they neglect the commandments of the Lord. If we do not keep God’s commandments, we not only come short of the blessing promised, but we lay ourselves under the curse, which includes all misery, as the blessing all happiness. People who disobey shall be consumed by fever, drought and barrenness and they shall be defeated by their enemies. Take observation of the justice of these curses. In biblical time this meant the person would be afflicted with the botch of Egypt which led to madness and blindness. Curses Rest Upon Sinner Not only would the person be cursed by the botch of Egypt but wherever the sinner went, the curse of God followed; wherever he is, the curse rests upon him.  The curse would cause disappointment in all their projects. Whatever they had would also be under a curse. All their enjoyments are made bitter; taking away the allowance of true comfort in them.  This would ultimately test those who...
Deuteronomy 15 – Cancelling of Debts

Deuteronomy 15 – Cancelling of Debts

Cancellation of Debt Today I was blessed by ending my daily reading with Deuteronomy Chapter 15.  It was an amazing chapter that I could fully relate to since I am buried under student debt.  It seems like I paid premium dollar for education that I could apply to a job that never existed.  It was a trap.  It was a false promise.So below is my perspective of Deuteronomy 15 and the cancellation of debt. Here is a quick summary for those with the attention span of a…. what was I talking about? Moses speaks to Israel: all debts cancelled after seven years. God instructs everyone to be generous to the poor and to not refrain from lending because the Sabbath year approaches. Slaves are to be released every seventh year, and not turned out empty-handed. Meaning send them on their way with enough to survive in the world. Slaves who wished to continue serving would have their ear pierced with an awl, to signify the relationship. The firstborn of the herd or flock is to be given to the Lord. The sacrifice must be flawless. In every single way. If you couldn’t even finish the first paragraph without having your mind wander you should stop now… or if you truly want to find out about the cancellations of debt and the seventh year proceed. Could you imagine a world where debts would be canceled every 7 years? A place where every creditor knows that by forgiving the debt of a fellow person, they are actually increasing the value of that persons life.  The creditor must know that God will...

Contact Us

Join the mailing list

Your Name:
E-mail:*
Type the characters you see here: