Archive for June 12th, 2010

(Deu 1:31) God cared for Israel in the wilderness as a father does his son. Likewise God cared for Jesus in the wilderness as his son.

(Deu 2) God allocates land to Edom, Moab and Ammon. An indication that God is ultimately interested in assigning inheritance to all nations.

(Deu 3:28-29) Moses cannot lead into the Promised Land but Joshua (Greek ‘Jesus’) will.

(Deu 4:6-8) Jesus’ obedience to God’s laws drew all nations to himself.

(Deu 4:11-12) Israel stood at Mount Sinai and saw God’s awesome presence. We have come to the heavenly Mount Zion c.f. Heb 12:18-22.

(Deu 4:15-18,28) Jesus is the only true image and likeness of the Living God. Jesus sees, hears, eats and smells.

(Deu 4:33-34) God made himself a people by means of spoken word, signs and wonders, acts of power. Same is evident in Jesus’ ministry.

(Deu 5:6-21) Moses declares the ten commandments while Jesus fulfils them by teaching their ultimate direction and maximum applications.

(Deu 5:33) Obedience means long life in the land. Ultimately obedient faith means eternal life in the new earth.

(Deu 6:4-9) Jesus loved God with his whole being. He spoke God’s words in houses, on roads, in the morning, in the evening.

(Deu 6:16-17) Jesus did not test God in the wilderness as Israel did. He was the perfect Son of God, and the faithful remnant of Israel.

(Deu 7:1-2,24) The manner in which the Canaanites are devoted o destruction foreshadows the final judgment.

(Deu 7:6) The people of God, the church of the old and new testaments, are God’s treasured possession c.f. 1Pe 2:9.

(Deu 7:7-8) We are chosen, like Israel, not because of any merit in us but rather by virtue of God’s having set his love upon us.

(Deu 8:3) Jesus was humbled by God in the wilderness with hunger so he would know man does not live by bread alone but by God’s Word.

(Deu 8:7-10) The description of the land echoes Eden but points to the new earth.

(Deu 9:4-6) Israel possess the land by grace alone not by their righteousness. The same is true of our inheriting in the kingdom of God.

(Deu 9:27) Jesus, like Moses, asks God not to regard our stubbornness, wickedness or sin.

(Deu 10:12-13,20) Being God’s covenant people means to fear, walk, love, serve, keep and hold fast to him.

(Deu 10:15) Salvation comes through God’s first loving and then choosing c.f. Rom 8:29.

(Deu 10:16) Circumcision is a symbol of the death of Jesus and of regenerated hearts. c.f. Col 2:11-12; Rom 2:29.

(Deu 10:18) God’s love of fatherless, widow & sojourner is of a like kind to his love for vulnerable sinners. Seen in Jesus in the gospels.

(Deu 11) c.f. earlier comments relating to Christ.

(Deu 12) The one place of worship points to Jesus as the non-geographical place where acceptable worship may be made in spirit and truth.

(Deu 13) Jesus takes the penalty for our idolatry onto himself when he is devoted to destruction as a sacrifice for our sins.

(Deu 14:1-21) The distinction between clean Israel & unclean Gentiles is removed by Christ who makes all men clean. c.f. Acts 10.

(Deu 14:22-29) As the Israelites eat the tithe joyfully in God’s presence with the vulnerable so we will eat joyfully in God’s presence.

(Deu 15:1-3,12) Sabbaticals bring release from slavery and debt – a foreshadowing of release from sin.

(Deu 15:7-8,13-15) God does not harden his heart or shut his hand toward poor sinners but rather gives an abundance of grace.

(Deu 15:16-17) Jesus was a bond-servant to God all his life. C.f. Psa 40:6.

(Deu 15:21) Jesus was an unblemished sacrifice without defect i.e. in whom was no sin.

(Deu 16:1-8) Jesus is both the true Passover lamb and the bread without yeast i.e. sin.

(Deu 16:9-12) Pentecost – giving of the Spirit. Again joyful eating in God’s presence with the fatherless, widows, aliens, Levites and poor.

(Deu 16:13-17) Feast of Tabernacles foreshadows kingdom of God. Joyful eating in God’s presence with the vulnerable.

(Deu 17:9-13) Jesus is the ultimate priest-judge to whom we must be careful to do everything that he directs, turning not to right or left.

(Deu 17:14-17) Jesus is the chosen king who trusted God (did not acquire horses & chariots, silver & gold or wives).

(Deu 17:18-20) Jesus is the chosen king who always obeyed God’s word – he read it all the days of his life and learned careful obedience.

(Deu 17:20) Jesus is the chosen king who reigns a long time.

(Deu 18:15-19) Jesus is the future prophet like Moses who was to come c.f. The Samaritan woman’s expectation of the Christ Luk 4:25,39.

(Deu 19:1-13) Cities of refuge are a means of grace, saving from death. In this sense they foreshadow Christ.

(Deu 20) c.f. Rev 19:11 I saw heaven opened and behold, one on a white horse … in righteousness Christ judges and makes war.

(Deu 21:18-21) At the cross Jesus dies as if a rebellious son outside the city gate.

(Deu 21:22-23) At the cross Jesus dies as a man under God’s curse when his body is hung on a tree.

(Deu 22:21,22,24) Jesus purges sin from us through his death on the cross rather than extinguishing us from among God’s people.

(Deu 24:10-22) God’s concern for widows, fatherless, aliens, poor is seen in Jesus’ actions toward ‘the poor’ in the gospels.

(De 26:13-19) The complete obedience of Jesus brings covenant blessings to the people of God.

(Deu 28:3) Jesus brings covenant blessings in every place.

(Deu 28:4) Jesus blesses us with life.

(Deu 28:5) Jesus blesses the work of our hands.

(Deu 28:6) Jesus blesses us all the time – from evening to morning until the evening again.

(Deu 28:16-20) Jesus brings the full curse upon the disobedient – every place, toil, death, always, cursed, destruction and ruin.

(Deu 28:49-61) This judgment came on Jerusalem in 587 B.C. and again in 70 A.D. Jesus saw it as foreshadowing earth’s final distress.

(Deu 28:61) Disobedience will mean that God adds to the plagues described in this book toward unbelievers c.f. Rev 22:18.

(Deu 29) Remembering God’s previous saving act of grace is crucial to being a member of God’s covenant people. True of Exodus & of Cross.

(Deu 29:29) True doctrine accepts that there are both things revealed and things hidden in God’s secret will.

(Deu 30:1-10) God will again have compassion on his people when they repent.

(Deu 30:3-5) God’s gathering of his scattered exiled people from the uttermost parts of the heavens foreshadows great gathering of Rapture.

(Deu 30:6) The promised circumcision of the heart by the LORD will cause God’s people to love and obey. c.f. Rom 2:28-29; 2Co 5:17; Col 2:11

(Deu 30:12-15) The word that is near and in one’s mouth is ultimately the gospel cf. Rom 10:14-15.

(Deu 30:15) Both the law and the gospel are choices between life and good, death and evil, perishing and living long in the land/new earth.

(Deu 31:3-6) c.f. Great Commission i.e. agenda for nations based on divine authority, obey all I commanded you, will not leave/forsake you.

(Deu 32:4,13,15,18,30,31,37) Jesus is the Rock of our salvation.

(Deu 32:43) ‘Rejoice, O heavens’ in response to God avenging wrongs done to his people. This prediction is ultimately realized in Rev 18:20.

(Deu 32:47) The Law is not an empty word but a word that brings long life. c.f. Joh 6:68 Peter answered, "You have words of eternal life."

(Deu 33:2-3) The LORD’s coming with ten thousands of holy ones from Sinai will be matched by Jesus’ second coming c.f. Jude 1:14.

(Deu 33:6-25) The description of life in the Promised Land experienced by the tribes of Israel foreshadows life in the new earth.

(Deu 33:27) ‘The eternal God is your dwelling place’. c.f. New earth/New Jerusalem where dwelling place of God is with his people.

(Deu 34:1-5) Moses saw Promised Land from afar. c.f. Heb 11:13 died, not having received things promised, saw them from afar as strangers.

(Deu 34:10-12) No prophet like Moses – whom LORD knew face to face, did signs, wonders & acts of power in sight of Israel … until Christ!

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