Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Deuteronomy, Day 2 Readings

The Essence of the Law and Promises of Blessings or Curses

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.

Read Deuteronomy 10:10-22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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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.

Read Deuteronomy 11:13-28  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Deuteronomy 8-14 today.