As a church over the next 7 weeks (Feb & Mar) we’re going to be reading, reflecting and sitting under God’s word to us in the Old Testament book Deuteronomy. Though written thousands of years ago, the book of Deuteronomy is nearly unmatched in its relevance for the Western church of today. Moses’ words were meant to equip God’s people for living godly lives in a wealthy, ‘smorgasbord-of-things-to-worship’ world. The cultural changes taking place in our own social setting make the parallel between Israel and the church―and what Deuteronomy has to say―both applicable and instructive.
At its heart, Deuteronomy records the covenantal relationship between God and His people. Perched on the edge of the Promised land Moses words to Israel emphatically point to how in Christ God chooses us so that we can choose Him and so “choose life” (Deut. 30:19).
To aid our ‘listening’ to Deuteronomy in e-news we’re including successive excerpts from an essay Gary Millar (principal at Qld Theological College) has written on Deuteronomy (found in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology).
The book of Deuteronomy, which consists mostly […]