2.26 Deuteronomy 17-20

Mindy Richmond


Deuteronomy 17-20

Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

The book of Deuteronomy is believed to have been written by Moses, as a way to remind the people of the law and what was expected of them. In these chapters we learn about the laws and practices regarding sacrifices, criminals, judges, priests, property boundaries, and even warfare. While most of these will seem irrelevant to today’s times, there is one particular mention at the end of Chapter 18 that will always be relevant. This is where it is told that a prophet like Moses will be raised up for the people.

What is one key verse?

18:15 “The Lord your God will raise up a prophet like me from among you”

How does what you read change your vision of God?

God is merciful. In these chapters we are reading about the consequences of sin, and how to avoid sinning so as not to suffer those consequences. God is not punishing his people for their sin, He just can’t be in fellowship with them because their sin is contrary to His perfect goodness. So He shows them mercy by warning them and telling them how to live right. 

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

Reading this really reminds me of the seriousness of sin and the effects it has on our personal relationship with God.

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

I want to go with God by being more mindful on a daily basis of how my thoughts and actions might be hindering my connection with Him. 

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

I saw Jesus in chapter 18:15 when they talked about a “prophet like Moses” being raised up from among us. I am so thankful that Jesus Christ came to make the ultimate sacrifice to cleanse us from all sin. He is the reason we can have connection with God, anytime, all the time. 

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