by Jerry Vines

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Don't Forget (2 of 13)
Series: Deuteronomy
Jerry Vines
Deuteronomy 1-3

Deuteronomy 1, verse 1, begins, "These are the words which Moses spoke unto all Israel on this side of the Jordan in the wilderness."

Now drop down to verse 2. "It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea."

Verse 3 says, "And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the Lord had given him in commandment unto them."

Verse 5 says, "On this side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying." The root meaning of the word "declare" is to engrave. Moses is going to preach a series of sermons, and he is going to declare, engrave. He is going to etch the message of God on the hearts of the people.

Verse 6 says, "The Lord our God spoke unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount; Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto."

Verse 8 says, "Behold, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them."

The title of the book of Deuteronomy comes from the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament. Deutero, which means second, and nomion, which means law, is where Deuteronomy derives its name. It means the second law. Here we have a retracing, so to speak, of the law of God. It is a restating of the law.

I pointed out last week that the book of Deuteronomy is to the first four books of the Bible what the Gospel of John is to the first three books of the New Testament. Matthew, Mark, and Luke give us historical information about the Lord Jesus, not that there is not spiritual significance there. Of course, there is. But when you come to the Gospel of John, the emphasis th ...

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