May 26, 2019: Day 29 – Deuteronomy 29

Moses ratifies the covenant that God has made with the people of Israel.  It is a bit unclear what covenant we are addressing, but it seems that it is a general term that he is using which can cover all the laws which have been put into place up to now.  Again, Moses gives a historical view from the past and underscores how important it is to notice that even after 40 years of wandering your clothes still aren't worn out, your shoes are still functional, and your food and drink has been supplied. God provides and so this covenant is supposed to underscore this provision and remind us of God's faithfulness. This covenant is understood to be created between God and all the people of Israel, and all the people who happen to be in the company of the Israelites, and in their land.  It was also a covenant that was made with those who will come in the future, their children, and their children's children.  But be aware that it is not just a covenant that is signed once and then you don't have to worry about it.  Look at vs.19, you can't enter into this covenant thinking: "We are safe even though we go our own stubborn ways."  Stubbornness does not contribute to grace, at least in the Old Testament.  When we get to the New Testament it is a bit of a different story.  
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