Deuteronomy 31:14-21; Apostasy Foretold; Here, Moses and Joshua are summoned to attend the divine Majesty at the door of the tabernacle; Moses is told that, after his death, the covenant which he had taken so much pains to make between Israel and their God would certainly be broken; Note, God has a clear and infallible foresight of all the wickedness of the wicked, and has often covenanted with those who He knew would deal very treacherously [Isa. 48:8], and conferred many favours on those who He knew would deal very ungratefully; Whatever outward troubles we are in, if we have but the light of God’s countenance, we may be easy; But, if God hide His face from us and our prayers, we are undone. B.C. 1451

Apostasy Foretold. B. C. 1451. Deuteronomy 31:14-21 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.   15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 31:1-8; Solemn Warnings; Joshua Encouraged; Moses is 120 years old, and it is time for him to think of resigning his honour and returning to his rest; He is under divine sentence; He commends Joshua to them for a leader; Note, What God has made our duty we have reason to expect opportunity and assistance from Him for the doing of; So that from all this he had reason enough to bid them be strong and of good courage; While they had the power of God engaged for them they had no reason to fear all the powers of Caanan engaged against them; B.C. 1451

D E U T E R O N O M Y CHAPTER 31 In this chapter Moses, having finished his sermon, I. Encourages both the people who were now to enter Canaan (ver. 1-6), and Joshua who was to lead them, ver. 7, 8, 23. And, II. He takes care for the keeping of these things always in their remembrance after his decease, 1. By the book of the law which was, (1.) Written. (2.) Delivered into the custody of the priests, ver. 9, and 24-27. (3.) Ordered to Continue Reading