DEUTERONOMY Book (5); Summary David Jeremiah
Many of us are alarmed at the reports showing the steep declines of faith among our young people. It’s increasingly hard to raise godly children in a godless world. Moses was no less concerned for the young people of his day. Near the end of his life, he delivered a series of sermons to teach the new generation-those about to enter Canaan-about the covenant of the Lord.
Except for Joshua and Caleb, the older generation had perished in the wilderness. Those who had been children during the Exodus were now ready to follow Joshua across the Jordan; but before Moses passed the reins of leadership, he had a final opportunity to explain the Work of God to the Israelites. The word “Deuteronomy” means the second retelling of the Law. The first twenty-six chapters of this book contain the introduction, background, and the requirements of the covenant. Chapters 27; through 30 give the curses and blessings of the covenant. The final four chapters relate the transfer of leadership from Moses to Joshua.
Its summed up in chapter six, when Moses gives timeless instruction abut instilling faith within our children: “Love the Lord your God with all your hearts, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and talk to them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
“Hear, O Israel : the LORD our God,
the LORD IS ONE! Your shall love the LORD your
God with all your heart, with all your soul, and
with all your strength.”
Share the Truth of God with your
children, and with your grandchildren,
and with the generation to come
(See Deuteronomy 6:7)
Lord, You are my eternal God and my refuge,
and underneath me are the everlasting arms.