DEUTERONOMY 1

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Deuteronomy 1:19-46

REFUSING GODíS BEST

 

Very often our lives are miserable because we refuse to accept what God knows is best for our lives.This is exactly what the Children of Israel did as they were on the verge of entering The Promise Land.Moses reviews the sad story.

 

REQUIREMENT - Vss. 19-21

The children of Israel were required to go in and possess the land that God had given them. They were not to fear nor be discouraged.

 

RECONNAISSANCE - Vss. 22-25

At the peoplesí request spies were commissioned to go in and search the land.

 

REVOLT - Vss. 26-33

In spite of the goodness of the land, the people revolted against the plan of going into the land because of the report of the majority of spies. Their biggest problem is summed up in Deut. 1:32 - Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God,

 

REBUKE - Vss. 34-40

The generation that refused to believe God and possess the land never entered the Land with the exception of Caleb and Joshua. They were to continue to take their journey, one that lasted 40 years.

 

REFUSAL (TO ACCEPT GOD'S JUDGMENT) - Vss. 41-46

The people tried to enter the land instead of accepting Godís judgment.The effort was a failure.

 

 

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Deuteronomy 1:19-46

REMEMBERING A SAD TIME

 

Sometimes it is good to remember a sad situation.As we reflect on sad situations, we might not make the same mistake a second time.The Children of Israel had failed God by refusing to go into the Promised Land when God said it was time to go.In our text Moses is reflecting on that time originally described in Numbers 13-14.

 

PRONOUNCEMENT FROM GOD - Vss. 19-21

The people were to go into the land that God had designated as their inheritance. They were not to fear nor be discouraged.

 

PERUSAL OF THE LAND - Vss. 22-25

Spies were sent in to check out the land.

 

PANIC BY THE PEOPLE - Vss. 26-33

The people panicked because they refused to trust God.

 

PUNISHMENT FROM GOD - Vss. 34-46

The generation in charge would not enter the Promised Land but die in the wilderness. 34-39

An attempt to enter the land after God had said "not now" was met with defeat. Vss. 40-46

 

 

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