Bible Reading - Week 11
Look for how Moses passes the reins of leadership to Joshua. This marks the end of Israel’s life in the desert. It is now time to move into the land God promised them long ago.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
Deuteronomy 28:14 Do not turn aside to the right or the left from all the things I am commanding you today, and do not follow other gods to worship them.
DAY 1 Deuteronomy 16-19
- How many festivals are Israelite males to participate in each year? What are they required to give at each festival?
- How many witnesses are required to testify before someone can be executed for violating the covenant?
- List the requirements for appointing a king.
- How can a true prophet be recognized?
- What is the purpose of cities of refuge?
DAY 2 Deuteronomy 20-23
- Why are Israelite soldiers not to fear when they go into battle?
- What is the procedure for dealing with unsolved murders?
- The rules for how to treat a beautiful woman captured in war are to ensure she receives just treatment. She must not be raped; she must be married. Also, she must make a complete break with her past.
- Let all rebellious young people take note of 21:18-21 and be thankful that the old covenant is no longer in place!
- Chapter 22 contains various examples of what is required for Israelites to live holy lives. NOTE: evidence of virginity. This is either a garment stained with menstrual blood that proves the new bride is not already pregnant because it is evidence she has recently had her monthly period, or a stain of hymenal blood, which demonstrates her first intercourse took place on her wedding night.
- Which law listed in chapter 23 do you find most interesting? Why?
DAY 3 Deuteronomy 24-27
- You might want to read Jesus’ teaching on divorce in Matthew 19 and compare it with Deuteronomy 24:1-4.
- Take note in today’s reading how concerned Israel is to be for people in need. What will you do to do to show more concern for others?
- Can you honestly affirm all the curses listed in chapter 27?
DAY 4 Deuteronomy 28-30
- In light of all the blessings for obedience and all the curses for disobedience, why do people still insist on being disobedient?
- What will lead to the destruction of the promised land, to the Lord being unwilling to forgive, and to arousing his anger and jealousy?
- What does the Lord promise to do when Israel returns to him?
DAY 5 Deuteronomy 31-34
- Why should Israel be encouraged although Moses will no longer lead them?
- What does the Lord know will happen to Israel after Moses dies?
- What would you say is the theme of the song of Moses?
- How do you think you would feel if you were Joshua, trying to fill the leadership role for Israel after the passing of Moses?
DAY 6 Joshua 1-2; Psalm 105
- How does the Lord encourage Joshua?
- What do the spies discover in Jericho that gives Israel great encouragement?
- Note how Psalm 105 summarizes Israel’s story in Genesis-Deuteronomy.