Study 1 9 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: Deuteronomy 27: 1-28:14
- What ways does God use, through His servants, Moses, the elders and the priests, to impress upon His people how absolutely He requires obedience to all the laws of chapters 5:26?
- What abiding principles emerge from chapter 27 concerning (a) the authority of ministers to pronounce judgment on sinners in God’s name (cf. 1 Tim. 5:20; Tit. 1:13; 2:15), and (b) the failure of the law to bring life? E.g., although Israel literally obeyed verses 2-8 (see Jos. 8:30-35), they soon broke the other laws. Cf. Rom. 8:2-4; Gal. 3:10-12.
- Contrast the nature of the blessings of 28:1-14 with the New Testament phrase ‘every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places’ (Eph. 1:3). What difference between the old and new covenants is here indicated? To what extent do the promises of Dt. 28:1-14 still apply to us?
Note. 27:15-26. Note that the offences mentioned here are mainly such as might escape the detection and punishment of courts of law.