Deut 31:1-9 — Joshua to Succeed Moses
Deut 31:9-13 — The Reading of the Law
Deut 31:14-29 — Joshua’s Commission to Lead Israel
Deut 34 — The Death of Moses
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Deuteronomy ends with the death of Moses and the appointment of Joshua as the new leader. God shows Moses the promised land, but because of his great sin (Num 20:11), he is not allowed to lead the people further (Deut 34:4). Moses blesses the tribes, writes them a song to remember where they came from, but knows fully they will once again rebel.
Just before Joshua’s official appointment, God tells Moses the people will rebel again, even after he has delivered them into the amazing promised land: “When they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant” (Deut 31:20b).
We seem to let our guard down when things are going well. Lord may I give you praise in good times and bad times, may I be consistent. Let me learn from these examples to keep my eyes on you, knowing you have plans to prosper me and my family. Help me to find the balance between remembering the past and living in the future; not forgetting, but not dwelling on mistakes. Help me to go boldly into the future, confident your plans are much better than mine.
It’s crazy how many things I typed and erased while entering this post. Looking back over the years, I would prefer to offer a record of great consistency, but sadly that’s not the reality. Mistakes abound, some worse than others. Too many “really?” moments! I’m so thankful God has a plan for those that trust in him fully, even when “they” are idiots! Thank you Lord for forgiveness.