You may recall that last month I studied Philippians as I walked on my treadmill. This month I am doing Deuteronomy. I never expected it would be so fascinating! Let me tell you some of what I’ve been learning and pondering.
An Overview of Deuteronomy
Part of understanding Deuteronomy is knowing where it falls in the bible. It’s the fifth book in a series of books called The Pentateuch. It’s part of the history of Israel.
Deuteronomy contains sermons by Moses, acts of grace and covenants between God and his people. You’ll see laws for religious observance, laws concerning leadership, as well as civic and criminal law. Before I dove completely in I reviewed what Bible-At-A-Glance had to say.
What I am Doing
Once a day I walk on my treadmill. Monday through Saturday I play listen to teachings on Deuteronomy as I walk. Visit my playlist.
I used to just walk and listen but found that I was missing a lot and sometimes the teaching would just fade into the background as I got distracted by thoughts or life. Therefore I figured out a method to help with that. I post one or two lines on twitter or facebook so I can remember points that struck me. Interestingly enough, some of those points have resonated with others and discussions have occurred. More thinking!
I find myself looking forward to the daily interactions with people via facebook or twitter. To catching glimpses of how others react to the truths I am learning. But most importantly I love thinking deeper about the things of God. Of having questions raised and answered. Particularly lately I am enjoying seeing how the Old Testament connects to the new and how it can inspire conversation and continued thought.
What Have I Learned?
Deuteronomy repeated points out God’s care for his people. From giving them rules to live by (many of which are repeated in the New Testament), safe places to go when accidental deaths occur, to reminding people that false testimony has it’s consequences.
I’ve been challenged to think about how we treat the leaders in our church, to talk to God first when I struggle with issues, and how we set up doing service within the church.
I’m looking forward to learning more. It’s kinda find it funny actually, when I thought about studying a new book and Deuteronomy was placed firmly in my mind my biggest thought was WHY? Why Deuteronomy? And now I’m learning so much I can’t imagine stopping. 🙂
Why not stop by and join me? You might find yourself completely intrigued like I am. 🙂 You just might find that understanding Deuteronomy really isn’t as hard or as distant as you originally thought.
Others in this Series
- Add in your life.
- Edmund Burke, philosopher.
- Clarity in Writing.
- Deep Runs the Well.
- Ease of Consistent Schedules.
- Fantastic Ways to learn History.
- Going Through Browswer Tabs.
- Hiding the Unknown.
- Invested in Health.
- William James, philosopher.
- Key books for Middle School.
- Looking for Picture Books.
- Making Facebook Easier.
- New Direction.
- Online Homeschool Conference.
- Studies in Philippians.
- Reading Aloud with Teens.
- Science Equipment fails.
- Turkey Vegetable Soup.
- Understanding Deuteronomy.