Today's first reading answers an interesting question (one that will be asked of Jesus too): What is the essence of the law? This describes how God most wants the Hebrew people to live.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
The second selection tells of the dual blessing and curse contained in Jewish Torah -- good things from God for obedience, punishments from God for disobedience.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Deuteronomy 8-14 today.