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Looking Back, Moving Forward. Deuteronomy. Gaining Perspective Deuteronomy 2-3. The purpose of Deuteronomy is to remind Gods people of His faithfulness and kindness so that they together embrace Gods future for them. A. Reconnecting with Gods Purpose (Dt 1-4). Application. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Looking Back, Moving ForwardDeuteronomyGaining Perspective Deuteronomy 2-3The purpose of Deuteronomy is to remind Gods people of His faithfulness and kindness so that they together embrace Gods future for them.

  • A. Reconnecting with Gods Purpose (Dt 1-4)Each generation has its opportunity to understand and join God in His greater purposes. We ourselves have this opportunity to be one of those generations that listen and turn to God and see His mighty works in our midst. Every generation faces a tension between their love for God and the world. What is your response?

  • Going back in time

  • Deuteronomysecond lawGoogleEarth mapThen the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying, Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers Deuteronomy 1:34, 35

  • Reflecting on the Past

  • Gods Extreme GraceSeverityDeuteronomy 1KindnessDeuteronomy 2-3Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments; but repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face. (Deuteronomy 7:9-10)Steps of Grace

  • Steps of GracePass through Edom (2:1-8)Pass through Moab (2:8-18)Pass through Ammon (2:19-23)Defeat King Sihon (2:24+37)Defeat King Og of Bashan (3:1-11)Distribution of Land (3:12-20)Handing over Leadership (3:21-29)Gaining Perspective

  • Deuteronomy 2:1-7 (NASB)1 Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days. And the LORD spoke to me, saying, You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north, and command the people, saying, You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful; do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a footstep because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. You shall buy food from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money so that you may drink. For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing. (Deut 2:1-7)

  • Israels Journeyto Promised LandKings HighwayEDOMMt SeirGoogleEarth mapThen the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying, Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers Deuteronomy 1:34, 35MOAB

  • Deuteronomy 2:8-9 (NASB)So we passed beyond our brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, away from the Arabah road, away from Elath and from Ezion-geber. And we turned and passed through by the way of the wilderness of Moab. Then the LORD said to me, Do not harass Moab, nor provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the sons of Lot as a possession (Deuteronomy 2:8-9).

  • Kings HighwayOg - BashanAnd when you come opposite the sons of Ammon, do not harass them nor provoke them, for I will not give you any of the land of the sons of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot as a possession. (Deut 2:19).

  • Hardening of the HeartBut Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass through his land; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, in order to deliver him into your hand, as he is today (Deut 2:30).

    Like light & darkness Withdraw kindness Prepare judgment Biblical (Jer 16:5)Therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye shall have no pity and I will not spare (Ez 5:11).

  • Gives the Land2:5 I will not give you any of their land (Edom)2:9 For I will not give you any of their land (Moab)2:19 For I will not give you any of the land (Ammon)2:24 I have given Sihon ... his land into your hand 3:18 The Lord Your God has given you this land to possess it3:19 Shall remain in the cities which I have given you3:20 They also possess the land which the Lord your God will give them beyond the Jordan

  • Fear & FaithFear inFear outThis day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the peoples everywhere .. shall tremble and be in anguish because of you (Deut 2:25).Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand (Deut 3:2). (King of Og)Faith in

  • So we took possession of this land at that time. From Aroer, which is by the valley of Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites. (Deut 3:12).ManassehGadReuben1) Preservation2) Militarily3) Model4) Preventative

  • Deut. 3:21-29 (NASB)And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings; so the LORD shall do to all the kingdoms into which you are about to cross. Do not fear them, for the LORD your God is the one fighting for you. I also pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying, O Lord GOD, Thou hast begun to show Thy servant Thy greatness and Thy strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Thine? Let me, I pray, cross over and see the fair land that is beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon. But the LORD was angry with me on your account, and would not listen to me; and the LORD said to me, Enough! Speak to Me no more of this matter. Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes to the west and north and south and east, and see it with your eyes, for you shall not cross over this Jordan. But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go across at the head of this people, and he shall give them as an inheritance the land which you will see. So we remained in the valley opposite Beth-peor (Deuteronomy 3:21-29).

  • Gaining Perspective Stepping back in time The Lords perspective Two questions2) How has the Lord readied you for this?1) What does God want to do in & through your life?Deuteronomy 2-3

    The purpose of Deuteronomy is to remind Gods people of His faithfulness and kindness so that they together embrace Gods future for them.

    Each generation has its opportunity to understand and join God in His greater purposes. We ourselves have this opportunity to be one of those generations that listen and turn to God and see His mighty works in our midst. Every generation faces a tension between their love for God and the world. What is your response?

    Then the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying, Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers Deuteronomy 1:34, 351 Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days. And the LORD spoke to me, saying, You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north, and command the people, saying, You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful; do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a footstep because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. You shall buy food from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money so that you may drink. For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing. Deuteronomy 2:1-7, NASB.

    Then the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying, Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers Deuteronomy 1:34, 351 Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days. And the LORD spoke to me, saying, You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north, and command the people, saying, You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful; do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a footstep because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. You shall buy food from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money so that you may drink. For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing. Deuteronomy 2:1-7, NASB.