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