Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 8 and The Rich Fool

This morning we are in Deuteronomy 7 and 8.  Again, the people are poised on the edge of entering the Promised Land after wandering for forty years in the wilderness.  This is the farewell speech that lasts for 34 chapters. At the end there is nothing left unsaid that was meant to be said.  There is nothing left undone. As Paul said to the believers in Ephesus, “For I have not hesitated to proclai ...[Read More]

Deuteronomy 4

First, I have often wondered why Moses even bothered to take one last opportunity at the end of his life to instruct the Israelites.  After all, for forty years they had been rebellious and stiff-necked. They had repeatedly disobeyed, complained, grumbled, and gone their own way.  Not only that but as he says in verse 21, “The Lord was angry with me because of you and he solemnly swore that I woul ...[Read More]

Deuteronomy: Forgetting and Remembering

1.  Some of us are getting to the age where we have trouble remembering and an easy time forgetting. I like the stories of Einstein forgetting where he lived. He would get lost in thought and have to call the campus guard to find out where he lived or he would lose his ticket on the train and not know where to get off. That reminded me of an old story. A couple had dinner at another couple’s house ...[Read More]