Dating the book of judges
None of us is “above the law.” Even Moses, the leader and prophet chosen by God, was required to obey.
The reason that he was not allowed to enter the Promised Land was that he disobeyed the Lord’s clear command (Numbers ).
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
The theme of blessing and cursing is continued in chapters 27-30.
During the time of His testing in the wilderness, Jesus quoted from the book of Deuteronomy three times (Matthew 4).
In so doing, Jesus illustrated for us the necessity of hiding God’s Word in our hearts that we might not sin against Him (Psalm 1).
Because of His atoning work on the cross, we would need no further sacrifices for sin.
God’s choosing of the Israelites as His special people foreshadows His choosing of those who would believe in Christ (1 Peter 2:9).
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The first sermon was delivered on the 1st day of the 11th month (1:3), and the Israelites crossed the Jordan 70 days later, on the 10th day of the 1st month (Joshua ). Purpose of Writing: A new generation of Israelites was about to enter the Promised Land.