Deuteronomy 1-4 (The Daily Walk Bible).

An insight worth repeating: “How much practical application do Moses’ sermons to his people in the book of Deuteronomy carry? Just ask Jesus, who three times quoted this book to fend off Satan in the wilderness, one for each offer Satan made (Matthew 4:1-10).” That should remind us of Psalm 119:11 — “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

If you were to take a verse from the passage today to remember, what would it be? Perhaps “be very careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you” (4:9). Or, “The Lord is God and that there is no other God” (4:35). Or maybe, “For the Lord your God is merciful — he will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the solemn covenant he made with your ancestors” (4:31).

Deuteronomy in the Hebrew literally means, “these are the words,” taken from the beginning of the book. The Greek name for the book means “second law,” which seems particularly appropriate, and which is where we get our English name from.

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