Today's first reading is a beautiful summary of the positive aspects of the law. God promises to be faithful to the Hebrews -- God's chosen people -- and hopes that the Hebrews will respond by choosing to live in accordance with those laws, which point the way towards lives of prosperity and joy.
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The second and third selections tell of the end of Moses' leadership and the transfer of authority to Joshua. At the end, after glimpsing the Promised Land, Moses dies on a mountain. In fact, a beautiful moment is suggested -- that God personally buries the great prophet.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Deuteronomy 29-34 today.