Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?— Barack Obama
Thrilling Deuteronomy quotations
I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: Therefore choose life. Deuteronomy 30:19
And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
To my thinking, this: - that the Priestly Code rests upon the result which is only the aim of Deuteronomy.
Thread of Selfishness in Web of Life.
—Deuteronomy contains much instruction regarding what the law is to us, and the relation we shall sustain to God as we reverence and obey
The crisis of physical hunger is essentially a crisis of faith.
What or whom will you trust to meet your most basic needs? Will you trust the God who made human bodies, or will you seek your own way? (Deuteronomy 8:1-3)
But from there you will seek the Lord you God and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
We read the Golden Rule and judge it to be a brilliant distillation of many of our ethical impulses. And then we come across another of God’s teachings on morality: if a man discovers on his wedding night that his bride is not a virgin, he must stone her to death on her father’s doorstep (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).
And now Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 10:12
And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about the historical result of Josiah's reformation.
The text says Deuteronomy was lost, but you say it was written then.
I do think that the Josianic return to the archaic form of the Passover is appropriate and, indeed, historical. Josiah does go back to a different, earlier tradition, the time of a central sanctuary in which the law code was read. But then there were accretions to the Book of Deuteronomy.
There was certainly an old law code which stands behind the earliest form of Deuteronomy. Presumably that is what was lost.
[My approach to the Bible, history does really matter.
] Everything matters. But I have priorities. For instance, for me to know whether there were two Isaiahs or one is less important than the text itself. Of course I read the arguments for and against. But it's not my task in life to say there were two or three authors of Isaiah's book, or how many authors there were of Deuteronomy. This is not what I'm doing.
In the midst of the awesomeness, a touch comes, and you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ. You know it is not the hand of restraint, correction, nor chastisement, but the right hand of the Everlasting Father. Whenever His hand is laid upon you, it gives inexpressible peace and comfort, and the sense that "underneath are the everlasting arms," (Deuteronomy 33:27) full of support, provision, comfort and strength.
In Deuteronomy 11, God offers Israel a choice;
either a life of productivity and enjoyment made possible by obedience to Him, or a life of difficulty and opposition made necessary by disobedience. The happiness Israel desires can only be theirs by being properly related to Him.
To make it really clear and simple, let's call this movement across history we see in passages like the ones we just looked at from Exodus and Deuteronomy clicks. What we see is God meeting people at the click they're at, and then drawing them forward.When they're at F, God calls them to G.When we're at L, God calls us to M.And if we're way back there at A, God meets us way back there at A and does what God always does: invites us forward to B.
Well the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers.
He paused, twisting his goatee, considering the law in Deuteronomy that forbade clothes with mixed fibers. A problematic bit of Scripture. A matter that required thought. "Only the devil wants man to have a wide range of lightweight and comfortable styles to choose from," he murmured at last, trying out a new proverb. "Although there may be no forgiveness for polyester. On this one matter, Satan and the Lord are in agreement.