Moses Explained the Law

“Deuteronomy” comes from two Greek words, meaning second law. The Book of Deuteronomy is the second giving of the law. As it is written, “On this side of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying, ‘The LORD our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: “You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places in the plain, in the mountains and in the lowland, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers–to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob–to give to them and their descendants after them”‘&rd quo; (Deuteronomy 1:5-8).
And so begins the Book of Deuteronomy. The people from 20 years old and above who came out of Egypt had all died in the wilderness, except for Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. Therefore, before Moses died, he made the new generation fully aware of the great Law that he had delivered from the Lord to them. They needed to know the Lord’s will that they might please Him in all things.
For the same reason, we need to know all the sixty-six Books of the Bible.

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