We have seen in our study of Israel in the wilderness that these events were foreshadowing what God was going to do to save the world. The book of Deuteronomy is Moses preaching to the people to prepare them to enter the glory of the promised land. Moses is picturing what life will be like and what they must do as the people of God. In the same way, we are going to see in these chapters glorious pictures of God with his people and what that will mean in later days.
A Holy People (14:1-29)
One of the keys for the people to hear is that they are to be a holy people to be in a relationship with God. Notice Deuteronomy 14:1. “You are the sons of the Lord your God.” This is the first time that we see the people of Israel given this special designation. In Deuteronomy 1:31 and 8:5 the people were told that God treated them like a father treats a son. But now Moses flat out declares them to be in a very special relationship with very special privileges: sons of the Lord your God…
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