Num 35:24 The assembly was to judge a slayer’s intent. Who can rightly judge a man’s heart but God?
The avenger of blood had an important task… Better than gun control.
A murderer being executed requires more than one witness. V30
Num 35:32 Bloodshed defiles the land and only the death the murderer can atone for it. Our country is completely defiled by abortions.
Deut 1:42 If God is with us we have victory, otherwise we are assured defeat.
Deut 2 God establishes and removes the people groups of the earth.
Deut 3:26 There is a limit to God’s patience and mercy. Moses was refused entry to the land.
Deut 4 Moses’ parting message gives an accurate prophecy of Israel’s future. Even knowing this they still fulfilled it.
Deut 7:10-11 Hating God is equated with not obeying Him. (John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments) Obedience brings prosperity (v12-15)
Deut 7:16 No pity on those they were to destroy. This seems evil, but the people had judgement passed on them already and they were to be destroyed. (Rom 6:23 Wages of sin is death...)
Deut 7:26 This verse bears attention. Is there anything we allow abhorrent in our house? Get it out!
Deut 11-14 Don’t forget to obey God at all times lest pride comes from abundance.
Deut 9:4-6 The other nation’s wickedness was the cause for their removal, not Israel’s righteousness.
Moses instructs Israel repeatedly in his “farewell address” to remember and teach their children God’s commands. Anyone following after other gods was to be destroyed. (Deut 13) Be wary of the modern “Coexist” movement. God is a jealous god and does not tolerate worship of others.
Next Reading: Week 10 Deuteronomy 15:1 to Joshua 1:1