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God instructed Moses to meet Him at the tabernacle and to bring Joshua, his successor with him. Speaking from the glory cloud, the Lord told the two men that Israel would turn from the true and living God and worship idols, and that He would turn away from them and send the judgment named in the covenant (Deut. 28). At this time when the Children of Israel are ready to enter the Promised Land, you would think that God would not take them in if there was a chance of their falling. Yet He tells Moses this is exactly what will happen (vv. 14-16). God knows human nature. He knows our every thought and intent.
The Lord commands Moses and Joshua to write a song and teach it to the children of Israel (vv. 19-30). By singing it they would be warned against idolatry and would also acknowledge their obligation to obey the Lord. This song would warn the new generation and generations to come against the perils of idolatry and the tragic consequences of apostasy. It would also remind them of the goodness and mercy of the Lord. After Moses and Joshua wrote down the song (v. 19), they taught it to the leaders (v. 28) and to all the congregation (v. 30). Moses prefaced the song with the reminder that after his death, they would abandon the Lord and invite the chastening of the Lord.
The fact that God used music to communicate His message shows the importance of it. If it was important for Israel in their day it stands to reason that it is an effective tool in the church today.
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Deuteronomy 28:1-19Blessing For Obedience
Deuteronomy 28:20-48Curses for Disobedience
Deuteronomy 28:49-68The Consequences of Disobedience
Deuteronomy 29:1-15The Palestinian Covenant Renewed
Deuteronomy 29:16-29The Curses For Disobedience
Deuteronomy 30:1-14Promised Blessing After Israel’s Repentance
Deuteronomy 30:15-20Obedience Brings Life
Deuteronomy 31:1-13Joshua Commissioned by Moses
Deuteronomy 31:14-30Joshua Commissioned by The Lord
Deuteronomy 32:1-14A Faithful God And a Corrupt People
Deuteronomy 32:15-33The Lord’s Judgment on Israel
Deuteronomy 32:34-52Preparation For Moses Death
Deuteronomy 33:1-17Moses Blessings on The Tribes
Deuteronomy 33:18-29Moses Concluding Praise of The Lord
Deuteronomy 34:1-12The Death of Moses