Read thru Old Testament Devotional – March 19, 2017

March 19

 

Deuteronomy 33-34

 

The Last Words for the People            Deuteronomy 31-34, cont’d.

 

Deuteronomy 33              Words of Blessing from God to the Nation-the song

 

Deuteronomy 33:1-"Moses the man of God".  Despite his failings…Moses is still God’s man.

Deuteronomy 33:2-29-The blessing of Moses on each of the tribes of Israel.

 

Deuteronomy 34              Words about the Death of Moses

 

Deuteronomy 34:1-4-Finally, after all of the years of wandering…Moses is allowed to see the Promised Land.  The view from this vantage point on top of Mt. Pisgah is limited.  So, God gave Moses a supernatural view and allowed him to see beyond what was capable from a human perspective.  How reassuring and blessed those moments must have been as God, Himself, gave Moses a tour of the Holy Land.

Deuteronomy 34:5-8-The Death of Moses...though he was 120 years old he was still in good health.  He went to the top of Mt. Pisgah on the other side of the Jordan River from the city of Jericho.  The LORD showed him the Promised Land…and then he died.  The people wept for Moses for 30 days..."then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end".  There is a time to stop mourning and move forward with life...there has never since been a prophet like Moses in Israel.

Deuteronomy 34:9-12-An era has come to an end.  Moses, the great deliverer is gone.  There will never be another just like him.  But now, God fills Joshua, the new leader, with His wisdom.

 

Prayer: Father, the life of Moses gives me hope.  When I fail You, when I sin…You still love me and have a future for me.  Thank You for Your mercy and grace.  Please give me the wisdom and strength that I need to do the things that You have given me to do.1919

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