The Bible in a Year: Day 57 (Deuteronomy 29-31)

Deuteronomy 29:14-15 — Corporate election.

Deuteronomy 29:18-21 — A passage that “once saved always saved” advocates should keep in mind (and I do recognize a distinction between OSAS and the Reformed doctrine of perseverence).

Deuteronomy 29:23 — How come we always talk about Sodom and Gomorrah but we never mention Admah and Zeboiim? I can’t recall the last time I heard a sermon about those wicked cities that were destroyed by fire and brimstone. Can you?

Deuteronomy 29:22-29 — I have to imagine that this passage had extra significance to post-exilic Israelites/Jews.

Deuteronomy 30 — I have to imagine that this chapter has special significance to all Jews awaiting Israel’s final restoration.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 — Significant for the whole “ought implies can” argument.

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 — A clearer ultimatum could not have been issued.

Deuteronomy 31 — All I can say is that it must have sucked to be Moses. He interceded for Israel numerous times; deal with their grumbling; eventually got frustrated and disobeyed God because of them and missed out on entering the promised land; and then he has to die knowing that even the children of the generation who died in the wilderness would end up forsaking God for idols. Moses probably wondered if it was all worth it. I bet he reconsidered his stepping in when God wanted to kill Israel. If not then he’s a way better dude than I could ever be!

B”H

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