Deuteronomy 32: Rock Song

In the last chapter we were promised a song. Not just any song, but a song that would be a witness against Israel should they turn from the LORD and follow other gods. And boy, does Deuteronomy 32 deliver! But what kind of song is it? What is the tone? The lyrical structure? The emotion? … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 30: Choose Life

No, this is not a post about abortion, though I think both sides in the debate might learn something from Deuteronomy 30. Interesting how that title marries both of them together. Anyway . . . Why Choose Life? God’s people choose life because that is what God chooses. Huh? Did you even read the last … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 29: Not Quite As Scary as The Last Chapter

One of my students asked me yesterday why I left him hanging with Wednesday’s post about Deuteronomy 28.  Well, the chapter didn’t resolve nice and neat so neither should my post. Duh! But fear not! Today we had a slightly less scary description of the consequences of disobedience and a hopeful promise to close the … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 28: The Scariest Chapter In The Bible

14/54 That is a ratio. Can you guess what it is? That is the number of pleasant verses in Deuteronomy 28 compared to the number of, shall we say, UNpleasant ones. If you ever asked yourself while reading Deuteronomy, “Hmm, I know that there have been some warnings about not following the law, but is … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 27: The Downward Spiral

Do you ever think there is significance to the order in which things are listed in the Bible? I’m not sure if Deuteronomy 27 qualifies, but I want to play with the idea for a bit. Humor me today. Okay? The chapter contains a list of 12 curses that the entire Israelite society is supposed … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 26: Contract Negotiations

Well, I think with Deuteronomy 26, we are rounding third and headin’ for home (it’s a brown-eyed handsome mayyyaaaan! [it’s hard to write like John Fogerty sings {that’s right, it’s baseball season! Go A’s!}]). I think . . . THINK that this is now the end of the law section of the book. The clue … Continue reading