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Deuteronomy 32:45-52: In his final words, Moses exhorts the people to obey all of God’s teachings. The LORD then instructs Moses to go to Mount Nebo where he is to die since God will not allow him to enter the land of Canaan.
Moses’ Final Instructions
45 When Moses had finished giving God’s teachings to the people, 46 he said, “Be sure to obey all these commands that I have given you today. Repeat them to your children, so that they may faithfully obey all of God’s teachings. 47 These teachings are not empty words; they are your very life. Obey them and you will live long in that land across the Jordan that you are about to occupy.”
48 That same day the Lord said to Moses, 49 “Go to the Abarim Mountains in the land of Moab opposite the city of Jericho; climb Mount Nebo and look at the land of Canaan that I am about to give the people of Israel. 50 You will die on that mountain as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor, 51 because both of you were unfaithful to me in the presence of the people of Israel. When you were at the waters of Meribah, near the town of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin, you dishonored me in the presence of the people. 52 You will look at the land from a distance, but you will not enter the land that I am giving the people of Israel.”
Today’s Key Verse: Deuteronomy 32:46a
[Moses said:] “Be sure to obey all these commands that I have given you today.”
In verses 46 and 47, what does Moses say to the people? Why are they told to repeat God’s commands to their children? In what ways are God’s commands taught to children in your community of faith? Why will God not allow Moses to enter the land of Canaan (verses 51, 52)? (see also Numbers 27:12-14; Deuteronomy 3:23-27)
Sovereign God, your teachings are words of life. Help me to obey them always and keep me faithful to your commands. In your holy name I pray. Amen.
Deuteronomy 33:1-17: Moses blesses the tribes of Israel.