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Friday, July 20, 2018
Moses dies! Nooooooooooo! This is the best one of all! This is Moses’ final words to the Children of Israel and his last encounter with God! Get your tissues ready!
Moses teaches God’s song to Israel and encourages Israel. The song is firstly about God’s greatness and justice. Then an accusation is made: The child has forsaken its father. The song goes on to remind Israelites of God’s past faithfulness, Israel’s apostasy, God’s consequent self-withdrawal and chastisement. ‘I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal.’ The metaphor of God as a rock is used repeatedly. Moses encourages his people to obey the law. God commands Moses to go up Mount Nebo, view the promised land, and then die.
Moses blesses children of Israel before his death, names each tribe of Israel. He concludes by telling Israel how blessed it is. God is Israel’s refuge and strength. The enemies’ high places will be destroyed.
Moses goes up Mount Nebo, and views promised land. Moses dies, aged 120 – though he still had his natural vigour. Moses is buried by the Lord, in an unknown grave. Israel mourns for Moses. Joshua succeeds Moses as Israel’s leader. Noone after Moses knew the Lord face to face.
Thank you to http://biblesummarybychapter.blogspot.com/2011/01/deuteronomy.html for the summaries!