Category Archives: Deuteronomy

The Abundance of All Things

Deuteronomy 28 can be kind of a chilling chapter. Twelve verses of blessings followed by forty-six verses of curses. Faithful obedience resulting in reward. Persistent, rebellious disobedience bringing utter destruction. And, as I’m hovering over it this morning, I spy … Continue reading

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Readied for the Next Season

Wherever we are, we’re not there yet. How ever far we’ve come, we’ve still got some road to travel. Coming out of the wilderness, there’s still a promised land to prepare for. That’s some of what I’m picking from what … Continue reading

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We Rest to Remember

It’s coming up on a year since I was last challenged afresh about my attitude towards the Sabbath. (I’m not talking so much about any specific day, but about the principle of one day out of every seven days which … Continue reading

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A Heart to Understand, Eyes to See, and Ears to Hear

You think it would have been easy for them to get it. After all, they had walked out Egypt, walked through the Red Sea, and made it through the desert. They had seen the plagues, been overshadowed by the cloud … Continue reading

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Leaving the Landmarks Alone

Okay, this is one of those musings which, at least with the set of online commentaries available to me, I find no backup or corroboration. Nothing that indicates my apparent observation and possible application are at least within some a … Continue reading

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Humbled for Testing

Couldn’t imagine such a little text having such a potentially big impact. Someone I met with Sunday afternoon texted me Monday morning with, “Pete, I am running a low fever today.” Not words you want to hear at this current … Continue reading

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Sated with Favor

Nothing too deep this morning, just something that brings a certain measure of delight. No new insight, but a familiar infusion of well-being. A short three-word phrase written to another but I sense preserved for me. Three words taken out … Continue reading

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Seeing Ain’t Necessarily Believing

How could they? How could they have walked out of Egypt after witnessing the mighty arm of God throughout his ten round showdown with Pharaoh, and yet complained so rebelliously about being delivered in order to die in the desert? … Continue reading

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Such A Heart As This

Before they went forward, they needed to look back. Before they were to proceed, God told Moses they needed to be prepared. Entering the land of promise would come with challenges. Foreign people would come with foreign gods. Pagan people … Continue reading

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Grace Abounded All the More

Honestly, for me Deuteronomy 29 through 31 has to be one of the most depressing and troublesome parts of Scripture. On the outskirts of the promised land. A new leader in place. A new rallying cry to gather unto: “Be … Continue reading

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