Deuteronomy Chapter 1 Discussion

  • GiGi on Deuteronomy 1
    Chapter 1

    Pt. 2

    verses 9-18-Moses explains how he set judges from every tribe to govern the tribes during their journey. This practice of appointing judges continued after they had conquered the land under Joshua. (Book of Judges).

    The judges were commanded to hear the cases among their tribes and to judge justly without partiality, judging the small as well as the great, not fearing man (as to be bribed or threatened) because the judgment that is just is of God, though it comes through men appointed as judges-just as God gave His law and spoke to the Israelites through a man, Moses.

    Having the responsibility of making judgements for others is very serious and one must be careful to follow the instructions given by God here. We are "judges" when we train up our children, or have a position of "elder" or "pastor". May we be faithful in making godly judgments in our God appointed calling.

    Verses 19-46. The rest of the chapter is a re-telling of the account of the 12 spies, the response of the people, and the reason why God lead the nation in the pillar in 38 years of wandering from Kadesh-barnea and the mountains of the Amorites and to the Red Sea at Eliat and back again in a sort of circuit.

    Even after the Lord told them they would wander in the wilderness and die there, the people still did not heed God's voice concerning taking on the Amorites. God told them not to do it, but they did anyway and suffered great loss. They thought that since they had not obeyed God at first to take on the Amorites, now that they had confessed their sins and repented, they could then go and obey God's command to fight the Amorites. But upon seeking God's counsel, he said "No", but they did anyway and then returned from battle weeping, confessing that they had not listened and obeyed him. So after that defeat, Israel camped a while at Kaesh-barnea. Here the chapter ends.

    Obedience is important. God's blessing is shown to those who obey Him in the present.
  • GiGi on Deuteronomy 1
    Chapter 1:

    It is the 40th year since the nation of Israel left Egypt and the slavery they were under there. They were delivered by the mighty merciful hand of God. The journey from Egypt to Mt. Sinai (Horeb) took 3 months. After camping at Mt. Sinai for 2 years, they were led by God to the very edge of the land of Canaan. From Mt. Sinai to Kadesh-barnea took only 11 days. But because of the bad report by the spies and that the nation believed the spies instead of God, the adults of that generation would die in the wilderness and not enter the land promised. God had them wander for 40 years until all adults of that generation had died except for Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. How costly their unbelief had been to them. They believed the wrong persons and sinned against God by doing so in a big way.

    How important it is to know what God has revealed in His Word so that we can place our faith rightly in Him in Christ. We also should bot be easily discouraged when times are hard and it may appear like God is not going to fulfill His word to us, but He will, and we should not lose hope nor faith in Him.

    In this chapter Moses begins the first of many sermons to the Israelites who would indeed go into the promised land and possess it. He has much to say, and here He begins by reviewing how the nation got to where they were at present. He emphasized how mighty and faithful God was to the nation.

    The Israelite army had already slew the kings of the east side of the Jordan, Sihon of the Amorites and Og of Bashan. The nation was dwelling in peace on the plains of Moab. Moses begins by telling when God said that the nation had dwelt long enough at Horeb and instructed them to go to the mountain of the Amorites (perhaps referring to the mountain range that is basically north to south along the eastern side of the Arabah (fertile valley south of the Dead Sea). The Amorites controlled most of the lands south and east of the Dead Sea-the lands of Edom, Ammon, and Moab.
  • GiGi on Deuteronomy 1
    Now I embark on the last book of the Torah=Deuteronomy.

    The Israelites are camped east of the Jordan on the plains of Moab. Over the next 40 days, Moses will teach this new generation how God had brought them out of Egypt with mighty miracles, how God spoke to Moses on Mt. Sinai, commissioning Moses to deliver His Law and the terms of the covenant God will make with the nation, how the nation rebelled at the border of the promised land and thus spent 40 years wandering in the desert until all who came out of Egypt over the age of 20 died.

    This is a new generation, the oldest being below the age of 40 with the exception of Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. Most did not personally experience the miraculous exodus from Egypt nor the events at Sinai. It was important for this generation to receive instruction as to the covenant and law given to the nation, be reminded about the promises God had made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to learn from Moses how to live in relationship to God.

    Moses knew that His life was almost at its end. God had said so. He must give over this people he has led for 40 years to Joshua and Caleb and Eleazar. But ultimately, he gives them over in submission to God. He knew that there was much to relay to this nation and so most likely he wanted to be sure to put first things first in what he delivered to the people. He needed to follow the lead of God in all of this and not seek his own way.
  • Joyce A. Christian - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1
    Amen and hallelujah !
  • Ronnette on Deuteronomy 1
    What this chapter tells me is that what men learn from history, men never learned. Only God tells you what to do not men. You will know the men with God in order to follow their orders. Keep each member of your family close to God. Family is the smallest unit of society. You cannot handle your own family you have nothing to say as a leader outside your family. Get you and your family saved first then you can lead others. God knows who are these saints today. Beware. Discern, Test everyone and every word. Every word of the KJV of the Bible is true. The Lord Jesus Christ is God. God is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. I pray for all the living saints and the Jewish who believe in Jesus Christ. I pray for all your health and safety. We continue to read and pray as One Body of Christ.
  • Teairra on Deuteronomy 1
    I love reading the bible thank you for making it online
  • Gary on Deuteronomy 1
    I am glad I found this.I can see this much better on the computer. Having the BIBLE on the computer is a wonderful idea.
  • Verse 14 shows that the Israelites were in agreement with God's direction and laws and they even thought it sounded good. They failed to obey these laws though.
  • Ahiadormeh kwesi EMMANUEL on Deuteronomy 1:12
    Want to be spiritual
  • i dont have eneything to say so I will give you some incoriging words /you shoude all ways fallow the voice of god no mater what and your frends say or do
  • Brigitte Dingle on Deuteronomy 1:11
    I Brigitte Melinda Dingle-Bless God of Israel In the name of Jesus Christ the Anointed One... Amen
  • Mishael on Deuteronomy 1:37
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  • Garnetta Darton9 on Deuteronomy 1:37
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  • Carleton - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1:37
    God Bless you Gwen, and God Bless the Discussion!

  • Wayne - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1:37
    god was angry at Moses, because he got a big head and was acting like he was the one with the power.and god doesn't like competition .
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1:37
    God told Moses to speak to the rock but moses must not have believed so therefore Moses struck the rock. Water still came out but for disobident Moses was not allowed to enter the promise land.
  • Gwen Raiden - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1:37
    Ok, it was supposed to be struck instead of stuck? That is what I was confused about also. Thank you, Carleton and God bless you.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1:37
    There is a lot to think about when Moses struck the rock a second time. Our first strike is to know Jesus and His ever flowing stream of love and peace, yet so soon after, we forget who we really are and how we were led out of our own darkness and washed by the sea of blood, we want to command Jesus with another strike to prove our righteousness (bitter water). If we want to cross the Jordan into the promised land, we must remain humble and be led only by the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus to the washed and made clean heart.
  • Gwen Raiden on Deuteronomy 1:37
    What is meant by Moses stuck a rock instead of speaking to it? Explain please.
  • Shane - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1
    i think i know what you may be driving at in one's anger out comes GD, this is a clear indication this person is absent minded and calls upon God in damning something or someone, in the bible jesus teaches not to swear by heaven nor the things in them, or by the earth nor the things in them, but to let your yes be yes and your no be no,if we call upon God we best have a reason not in vain...
  • Sarah - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1
    no where in the bible does it says that Jesus was born on christmas its a lie and deception from the catholic church.. read the word sweetie.. stop being decieved! no man knows when Jesus birthday is.. its a pagan holiday just like sunday is sun worship! reasearch it please..
  • Sarah on Deuteronomy 1
    I pray u all come to the knowledge of the truth we are in the last days! hold on to Yeshua- Jesus nothing here is worth going to hell for!have a blessed day!
  • Sarah - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1
    Micaiah your correct it is lieing when people say Jesus was born on Dec,25th its a pagan Sun God Day...its wrong to celebrate it.. all holidays are pagan and the Roman catholic church changed it decieve the world so they will believe in fables and dellussions..also the sabbath was changed from saturday to sunday by the catholic church. saturday is the true sabbath we should be keeping..
  • Sarah - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1
    All sickness is not because we are sinning read job...he was an upright man and with God and was sick..please read job!!!!!
  • Sarah on Deuteronomy 1
    10.You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.
  • Sarah - in Reply on Deuteronomy 1
    The Ten Commandments You shall have no other Gods but me. You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy. Respect your father and mother. You must not commit murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not give false evidence against your neighbor
  • Sarah on Deuteronomy 1
    This would change only after Constantine converted to Christianity. From the mid-fourth century on, we do find Christians deliberately adapting and Christianizing pagan festivals. A famous proponent of this practice was Pope Gregory the Great, who, in a letter written in 601 C.E. to a Christian missionary in Britain, recommended that local pagan temples not be destroyed but be convert into churchs
  • Sarah on Deuteronomy 1
    They claimed that because the early Christians didn t know when Jesus was born, they simply assimilated the pagan solstice festival for their own purposes, claiming it as the time of the Messiah s birth and celebrating it accordingly. More recent studies have shown that many of the holiday s modern trappings do reflect pagan customs borrowed much later, as Christianity expanded into northern
  • Sarah on Deuteronomy 1
    on a manuscript of the writings of the Syriac biblical commentator Dionysius bar-Salibi states that in ancient times the Christmas holiday was actually shifted from January 6 to December 25 so that it fell on the same date as the pagan Sol Invictus holiday.5 In the 18th and 19th centuries, Bible scholars spurred on by the new study of comparative religions latched on to this idea.6 They claimed

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