Deuteronomy 31:7 – We’ll see a theme in this chapter – Be Strong! In Numbers 13:28 the spies said the people of the land “be strong.” But in Deuteronomy 11:8 Moses commanded the people of Israel to “be strong” as he did in Deuteronomy 31:6, and Joshua specifically in Deuteronomy 31:7; and Joshua again in Deuteronomy 31:23. The LORD commanded Joshua in Joshua 1:6, 1:9, and then the officers answered Joshua encouraging him to be strong in Joshua 1:18. Finally in Joshua 10:25 does Joshua himself encourage the people with the admonition to “Be Strong!”
Deuteronomy 31:11 – Every 7 years, the Israelites would spend 14 hours listening to the law. Once Joshua arrived at Mount Ebal, he read the entire law, yes every word! (Joshua 8:34-35). Josiah had it read to him (2 Kings 22:10). Later after the Exile, they discovered this commandment and followed it in Nehemiah 8:18 – possibly for the first time since Joshua!
Deuteronomy 31:12 – 4 Duties; Hear, Learn, Fear, Obey.
Deuteronomy 31:19 – Now you know why we try to include Scripture Songs!
Deuteronomy 32:18 – Have you noticed how many times we’ve referred to the Rock so far? In the New Testament Paul will expound this in 1 Corinthians 10:4.
Luke 12:8-9 – Half of churchgoers have never heard of the Great Commission. Far fewer can identify it. Do you share Jesus with others or do you deny knowing Him?
Luke 12:15 – Which of the Ten Commandments is Covetousness? (If you need a refresher try the finger-based mnemonic videos! – there are several – find one that works for you!)’
Psalm 78:35 – Did you catch Who was their Rock?
Proverbs 12:22 – Again we see Solomon focusing on the power of the tongue!
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