Study 9 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: Deuteronomy 9: 1 – 10:11
- After they conquered the promised land, what further danger would follow on the heels of victory? How does Moses in this passage seek to safeguard them against it? Cf. Lk. 18:9-14.
- What does the example of Moses teach as to the responsibility and power of intercessory prayer? Note the costly nature of his prayer and the uncompromising dealing with sin that accompanied it. On what grounds did Moses base his plea for the people, and what was the outcome? Cf. Jas. 5:16.
- The incident as a whole demonstrates that God’s dealings with His people are entirely of grace. It thus illustrates aspects of the saving grace of God revealed in the New Testament. Try to discover how the following points are illustrated in this Chapter: (a) the combination of grace and justice (Rom. 3:24-26); (b) the triumph of grace over sin (Eph. 2:5; Rom. 5:20, 21); (c) the provision of a mediator (Heb. 8:6; 9:15); (d) the establishment of a covenant (1 Cor. 11:25).
Note. 9:22. ‘Taberah’ ‘burning’: see Nu. 11:1-3. ‘Massah’: ‘proving’; see Ex. 17:7; cf. Dt. 6:16. ‘Kilbroth-hattaavah’: graves of lust’; see Nu. 11:34.