Columbus Baptist Church

Deuteronomy 31

CFreeman , April 04 2017
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CFreeman

So we are currently testing our ability to enable us to discuss the Word of God throughout the week and come into Foundations prepared to share what we have learned together.

Remember that starting in Joshua we will not be dispensing leader questions. That means that we will be relying on everyone reading and bringing their own questions, things they learned, things they struggled to understand, or things that struck them.

So under Deuteronomy you have now clicked on Deuteronomy 31. Now this is a big chapter with a lot in it. So when you comment, please be sure to include the verse that you are referring to first.

If you have a comment on a verse that someone has already discussed, be sure to hit the teal and white quote button under their post - then reply to their comment on that verse or verses under their quote.

That way we can be somewhat organized based on exact reference.

An example is below

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CFreeman

Deuteronomy 31:2

What does it mean that Moses is no longer able to go out or come back in? - (ESV) I can no more go out and come in (KJB)

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CFreeman

Juvenlast:

Deuteronomy 31:2

What does it mean that Moses is no longer able to go out or come back in? - (ESV) I can no more go out and come in (KJB)




Deuteronomy 31:2

From the NASB = I am no longer able to come and go

From the NLT = I am no longer able to lead you.

Probably talking about how physically Moses was no longer able handle the physical toll it was to lead a large nation. He was simply too old to continue.

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CFreeman

Deuteronomy 31:11-13

31:11 when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God in the place he chooses, you must read this law before them within their hearing. 31:12 Gather the people – men, women, and children, as well as the resident foreigners in your villages – so they may hear and thus learn about and fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the words of this law. 31:13 Then their children, who have not known this law, will also hear about and learn to fear the Lord your God for as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Is there any evidence that Israel actually did this? What I mean is, once they crossed over into the promised land, is there any reference in scripture to prove that they gathered together to do this? And if they did, is there anything significant about these references?

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Jmcleod

Deuteronomy 32:21

21 'They have made Me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their [fn]idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,

What vivid foreshadowing and perfect justice of the days when the legalistic Jews would be judged by gentile nations. How confusing this verse would've been to early readers. Do we live under judgement of a "not a people" now because we worship modern day "not gods"?

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Jmcleod

[quote="Jmcleod"]Deuteronomy 32:21

21 'They have made Me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their [fn]idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,

What vivid foreshadowing and perfect justice of the days when the legalistic Jews would be judged by gentile nations. How confusing this verse would've been to early readers. Do we live under judgement of a "not a people" now because we worship modern day "not gods"?[/quote]

Ok so I got a little excited and posted about Deut 32 in the Deut 31 section... Oh well at least i got to try out the reply function :)

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CFreeman

Deuteronomy 31:19-22

19 “Now therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel; put it on their lips, so that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel. 20 For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant. 21 Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.” 22 So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the sons of Israel.


I will most likely post in Deuteronomy 32 about this song, but without reading a single word from it... you know it isn't going to be good. I mean we use songs all the time to remember things. Waverly is actually getting pretty good at her alphabet. She has no idea what letters are which, but she is getting the order down, simply because the song teaches her the words. But this song will not be as happy as the ABC song. It is going to be a catchy tune with memorable words to rebuke you and turn you back to God. There have been a few songs like this for me. Scarlet letter and Jesus friend of Sinners by Casting Crowns. Come thou fount the hymn.

Do you have any hymns that are rebukes to you?

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CFreeman

Deuteronomy 31:23

23 Then He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you.”

This verse is quoted so often. It is not only found here but in other places of scripture. How interesting here to find it sandwiched between to very disheartening paragraphs.

In reading verses 19-22 and then reading verses 24-29, why do you think Joshua would need to be strong and courageous? Was it because of fierce enemies he would face? Was it because of giants in the land? Was it because of the dark battles and hard times that were coming? Or was it something else?

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CFreeman

Deuteronomy 31:24-29

24 It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this law in a book until they were complete, 25 that Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying, 26 “Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may [a]remain there as a witness against you. 27 For I know your rebellion and your [b]stubbornness; behold, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against the Lord; how much more, then, after my death? 28 Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands.”

As a spiritual leader I have faced many situations in the last several years in ministry. I can tell you that the highlights of ministry are when people get it. When they surrender to Christ and live their lives in holy service to Him. But, on the other hand, some of the most disheartening things I have ever experienced is when someone whom you thought was walking with the Spirit, abandons the faith and despises the Word.

How utterly deflating that at the end of Moses' life, having faced the stubbornness of Pharaoh, the wondrous provision of God, the marvelous law given in such detail so that they may know how to please God, and miracle after miracle - after all this, to come to the end of his ability to guide these people and find that they are not really any better than when they left Egypt. Even though generations have come and gone they are still stiff necked. They still will fall away and abandon the God of all this mercy.

I cannot imagine how terrible it must have been for Moses to have given his life for a people and to have made no progress at all. Even unto the newer generation.

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nicknack

Not a hymn but, Thief by Third Day, was the song that I was preparing to sing at church that the Lord used to soften my heart and make me realize that He died for my sins. After that morning on the way to work my relationship became personal! True story! Bless Him and His work of salvation!

This was supposed to be an answer to pastor Chris's post. Don't know how it ended up down here! Couldn't figure or how to reply to your question without selecting the whole post.

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