Today’s passage: Deuteronomy 34
- The final chapter of Deuteronomy, the chapter Moses didn’t write…
- The names of what Moses saw in the Promised Land are given as what they would come to be known as after Israel settled in the land.
- Moses didn’t die of old age. He didn’t have any physical illness. He died because the Lord decided it was time. God gave Moses the strength he needed to do everything God gave him to do (even to hike up Mount Nebo), and when it was time, it was time.
Questions to consider:
- While we might be sad to hear that Moses didn’t get to lead Israel into the Promised Land, what did he get to see the moment his eyes closed in death (2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:21)? Why should we assume Moses was good with God’s plan as soon as he was in the presence of the Lord?
- Moses was not a sinless man. So what made him so special? Or, who made him so special? And for what purpose? How did the life of Moses bring great glory to God?
- What was Moses’ title in the beginning of verse 5? What did he want to hear God say, just as we long to hear when our day comes when we see our Savior face to face (Matthew 25:23)?