Moses gives final words of wisdom and warning before the Israelites enter the promised land, challenging them to be faithful to God.
Moses delivers his final words of warning and wisdom to the Israelites before they enter the promised land. This is the epic conclusion of the Torah! And, spoiler alert: Moses dies.
After 40 years of rebellion and frustration in the wilderness, the next generation of Israel is finally old enough in the Book of Deuteronomy to inherit the land of Canaan that God promised them. Wise and full of years, Moses knows that this generation will disobey like their parents did, but he is hopeful that they will repent and God will continue to guide them.
He reviews with them everything that happened in the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers from Egypt to Mt. Sinai to the wilderness, as well as the laws of the covenant. He urges them to love God and be faithful, and He will bless them in return. Joshua is appointed as the next leader, and Moses dies. Even though he can't enter it, God allows him to see a marvelous view of the Promised Land from a mountaintop during his final hours, demonstrating His love for His people.
A New Generation
Well in his years, Moses retells the account of Mt. Sinai and their parents' forty years in the wilderness to Israel's next generation.
Love and Obey
Moses reminds Israel's new generation to love, believe, and stay obedient to God and not fall into rebellion and unbelief like their parents did.
Moses Reviews the Law
Moses reviews the terms of the Old Covenant laws to the new Israelites that include conduct for government establishment, civil and social responsibility, and worship.
Moses' Final Speech
In his final speech, Moses charges the new Israel to choose between life and obeying God, or death and disobedience. He urges them to choose life.
Moses Passes the Torch
Moses' attendant Joshua is appointed as the new leader. His purpose completed, Moses travels up Mount Nebo, sees the Promised Land, and dies at 120 years old.
Tim Mackie & Aeron Sullivan
Those reading through the final chapters of Deuteronomy might find themselves feeling a little unfulfilled. Nearly all of the plot tensions that have developed from the earliest chapters in Genesis, through the entire Torah narrative, remain unresolved! Abraham’s family is r...
3 Episodes •
This set of lectures was my effort to condense the first five foundational books of Jesus’s Bible because they introduce the Plot conflict and storyline that Jesus believed he was bringing to fulfillment.
Torah Crash Course Episode 1
This is the first of a three part series called the Torah Crash Course, exploring the book of Genesis. This important biblical book sets the basic plot line and core themes of the entire biblical storyline.
Torah Crash Course Episode 2
This is part two of a three part series called Torah Crash Course. This episode explores the important stories of the exodus and giving of the law at Mt. Sinai.
Torah Crash Course Episode 3
This is Part three of a three part series called the Torah Crash Course. If you haven’t listened to Parts 1 and 2, I highly recommend it. We finish by exploring the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy and how they develop the storyline that Jesus believed he was bringing to fulfillment.