This week's lecture, we are going to talk about the book of Deuteronomy.
book explains the relationship between God and his people through a covenant. The book
talks about why God gave the Israelites the Promised Land which was Canaan. Although
the book of Deuteronomy focuses on the relationship between God and his people
(Israelites), the association is based on the two values of love and loyalty. However, the
book majorly talks about the Israelites covenant made by God and Moses.
On the love and loyalty, as the Israelites were entering the Promised Land, Moses
outlined the plan that God symbolized. This brought a special covenant between God and
his people. The heart of this covenant was to create a love for one another between God
and his people.
This commitment was to make all Israelites obedient to all obligations
secured by God. The respectful value would ensure the protection and prosperity of the
Israelites, while disobedience would make them expelled from the Promised Land. As
Moses set the renewal of the covenant between God and his people, he sets them a choice
of life and death. When the lord promised Israelites the land of Canaan, this was because,
by their wickedness, the nations living in Canaan had forfeited the land for them.
Although the Israelites were commanded to destroy the nations in Canaan, the Lord
intended that they should be the light to other nations reflecting people's righteousness
that he expected. Although Israelites benefited from being God's holy nation, they also
were to fulfill essential responsibilities.