Deuteronomy 34 Deut 34
10. a. Genesis 13:14-17;15:18;17:7-8 Abraham’s promise land—
- God promised to give Abraham all the land as far as he could see in every direction.
- A permanent possession for his descendants.
- His descendants would be like the dust of the earth—too numerous to count.
- It’s boundaries were from the border of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
- It will be an everlasting covenant, confirmed with future generations. Jacob, Isaac, and Moses
- I will give them the entire land of Canaan.
Even though Moses was not allowed to enter Canaan, he was able to see the Promised Land with his own eyes though from a distance. Many others listed in the preceding verse, died without seeing any tangible evidence of God’s promise.
11. Joshua succeeds Moses—
It’s very difficult for a leader to step into the shoes of someone renowned and beloved. Following Moses and effectively leading Israel to take Canaan was a daunting task.
No prophet has arisen again in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. He was unparalleled for all the signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do against the land of Egypt—to Pharaoh, to all his officials, and to all his land, and for all the mighty acts of power and terrifying deeds that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel. Deut 34:10-11 HCSB
Moses knew all too well the difficulty of leading this multitude of Israelites. Yet, he cared deeply about their future welfare.
God, in His great love and mercy, raised up a successor who was accepted by the people. When Moses laid hands on Joshua, God filled Him with a Spirit of Wisdom. “The Israelites obeyed him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.” Deut 34:9 HCSB
12. Things I can learn from Moses’ leadership example—
- Love and seek God—Moses spent time in God’s glorious presence, in face to face conversation with Him.
- Mature spiritually—Moses humbly repented and allowed God to change him over the years.
- Humility—Moses was quick to go to the Lord when others challenged his leadership role. He didn’t defend himself. He let God handle it.
- Love my neighbors and serve them as God leads.—Moses dearly loved and interceded for the people God called him to lead.
- Trust and obey God’s commands—Moses depended on God for strength, guidance, and wisdom to carry out God’s commands.
These are MY answers to the study questions, not THE answers.