Deuteronomy 18 Devotional Commentary

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Deuteronomy 18:9

Before entering the Promised Land, Israel was instructed to remain separate from the pagan people they would encounter there. They were to behave differently from the despicable Canaanites who already inhabited the land that God had promised to Abraham as a perpetual inheritance.

In this verse, they were warned not to intermingle with the local inhabitants. They were not to learn their horrible traditions or participate in any read more...

Deuteronomy 18:15

The book of Deuteronomy reiterates the Law of Moses to a new generation of Israelites who were soon to enter the promised land following their long, 40-year wanderings in the wilderness.

God knew that the abominable practices of the Canaanites would tempt His people to engage in idolatry and other detestable practices. And so, in this eighteenth chapter of Deuteronomy, the Lord forbids His people from engaging in all aspects of read more...

Deuteronomy 18:18

When God says something through His prophets, we should take heed of what they say. But when God, Himself, restates a truth multiple times, we should take especial note of what the Lord is saying.

Only a few verse earlier, Moses had informed the second generation of Israelites: "The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me. He will come from among you. He will be one of your countrymen and you shall listen to Him."

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