Reading Deuteronomy can be like standing among the children of Israel before Moses, hearing him address us as the next generation of the covenant people of God. Though we will soon pass over the Jordan into the good land, we will still struggle with temptations and opposition. Moses challenges us to face and apply God’s covenant word to new situations.
Raymond Brown guides Christians to hear and appreciate the timeless relevance of this message from the plains of Moab. God’s Law comes alive again as a guide to good living, as a call to wholehearted repentance, and as a promise of healing restoration under God’s merciful hand.
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Raymond Brown was formerly principal of Spurgeon’s College in London, England, and he has also served in several pastorates. He is the author of several books, including The Message of Hebrews and Spirituality in Adversity: English Nonconformity in a Period of Repression, 1660–1690.