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Introduction: Each of the first five books of the Holy Bible has a different emphasis that teach us spiritual truths or life application principles. Before we therefore get into texts and their topics let us see that the Book of Deuteronomy is filled with fitting instructions for those who are about to enter into the promised inheritance. Using Midrashic thought we should immediately see that this applies not only to Israel but also the Church or put better — The Israel of God. (Galatians 6:16).
Key Verse: Luke 24:27.
Proposition: Our Lord Y’shua loved the Books of Moses (The Torah or Pentateuch).
He referred to Moshe (Moses) as its human author.
He endorsed its divine inspiration.
He quoted from Deuteronomy when Satan tried to tempt Him.
The Book of Deuteronomy is therefore a Book for Students. The midrashist or exegetist will find much to satisfy the soul and feed the hungry pilgrim. Those that search out a matter are deeply rewarded. xf Proverbs 25:2 and Jeremiah 33:3.
Bible Study: The Promise and Presence of the Unchanging God.
The Lord thy God hath been with thee. Deut 2:7. Past/Yesterday.
The Lord thy God is with thee. Joshua 1:9. Present/Today.
The Lord God, even thy God, will be with thee. Future/Tomorrow.
There is a Remez here, (a hint of something) — He is with us forever.
Therefore if we do a drash, (to search out) we find in Hebrews 13:8
`Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever’
Truly, there is nothing new under the sun. Eccles 1:9.
Another way of seeing this is in what the name Deuteronomy means — repetition.
A Good Land for an Inheritance. Deut 8:7.
Within Midrashic thought is the aspect of comparing and contrasting the topics. The texts then illuminate and illustrate the Good News of Redemption, Repentance, Renewal, Revival and Restoration. God’s plan and purposes for His people are fivefold. Five is His number denoting Grace and Mercy.
Towards the Saints.
|Earthly and Material||Heavenly and Spiritual|
|Brooks, fountains, springs. Wheat and Barley.
Vines, fig trees, pomegranates. Olive oil.
Iron and Brass.
Eating till satisfied.
|The purity of His resources – Spirit, Word, gifts. Bread of Heaven and
portion of hidden manna. Fruitfulness in the believer’s life.
The Light of the World/Spirit’s power to witness. Sweetness from service
and Word of God. The Treasures of God’s Word — Pearl etc. The appetite
to enjoy His good provisions etc.
Our key word is Perfect which means without fault, to be precise, a completeness in anything. Let us see how God is perfect in seven ways as we do a drash (search) on the Holy Scriptures together.
1. His WORK is Perfect. Deuteronomy 32:4.
2. His WAY is Perfect. 2 Samuel 22:31.
3. His KNOWLEDGE is Perfect. Job 36:4.
4. His LAW is Perfect. Psalm 19:7.
5. His WILL is Perfect. Romans 12:2.
6. His LOVE is Perfect. 1 John 4:18
The last perfection of God is:
7. He HIMSELF is Perfect. Matthew 5:48.
1. The God of Truth. Deuteronomy 32:4 and Jeremiah 10:10.
2. The God of Judgement. Isaiah 30:18.
3. The God of Glory. Acts 7:2.
4. The God of Patience. Romans 15:5.
5. The God of Hope. Romans 15:13.
6. The God of Comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3.
7. The God of Mercies. 2 Corinthians 1:3.
8. The God of Love. 2 Corinthians 13:11.
9. The God of Peace. Philippians 4:9.
10. The God of Grace. Ephesians 2:8 and 1 Peter 5:10
Deut 32:8 `The Most High divided to the Nations their inheritance.‘
Key Verse:- 1 Timothy 6:15. The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
1. The ALLOTMENT of their Territory. Deuteronomy 32:8.
2. The APPOINTMENT of their Rulers. Daniel 4:25.
3. The ATTITUDE of the hearts of their Kings. Proverbs 21:1.
4. The ACTIVITIES of their Leaders. Acts 4:28.
Key verse – Deuteronomy 33:29. If we exegete this one verse we shall find the sevenfold plan and
purposes of God for His people – Jew and Gentile.
1. A Saved people
2. A Unique people
3. A Happy people
4. A Sheltered people
5. A Defended people
6. A Persecuted people, but ultimately
7. A Triumphant people.
1. Satisfied in the days of famine – Psalm 37:19 and in drought Isaiah 58:11, Jeremiah 31:12.
2. Satisfied with His goodness – Jeremiah 31:14 and Psalm 103:5.
3. Satisfied with the fatness of His house – Psalm 36:8 and Psalm 63:5.
4. Satisfied when we awake with His likeness – Psalm 17:15.
Date : 30/11/-0001