Deuteronomy is a book about Dedication to God.
Israel is on the plains of Moab, the promised land lays before them. Moses is saying farewell at the age of 120. He has been their only visible link to the God who Delivered them from Egypt. Joshua is taking the reins…
Key Word: Covenant
Key Verses: Deuteronomy 10:12-13 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, 13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? (KJV) Deuteronomy 30:19-20 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (KJV)
The book of Deuteronomy may best be seen as three sermons by Moses. Look Back, God has been Faithful; Look Around, God is watching; Look Ahead, God is Leading! Lets do just those three things. Through the words of Moses, inspired by God, look and learn what Israel failed to see.
I. Look Back, God has been Faithful Deuteronomy 1-4 A. God judges Disobedience B. God Rewards Obedience II. Look Around, God is Watching Deuteronomy 5:1-26:19 A. God has Moral Expectations [5-11] B. God has Ceremonial Expectations [12:1-16:17] These are His Statutes. C. God has Societal Expectations [16:18-20:20]. 1. Israels Civil Duties [16-20]. 2. Israels Social duties [21-26] These were their system of justice, criminal laws, warfare rules, property laws and so on. III. Look Ahead, God is Leading! 27-33 A. There are blessings [28:1-14] to be sought and curses [27; 28:15ff] to be feared B. The result of Disobedience will be Dispersion [29:2229; 31:14-18]. C. There is a Return always available [30:1-10]. IV. Epilogue 33:27