Growing with God: A daily devotional with Tonia Slimm.

Deuteronomy 27:1-3(NIV)
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: “Keep all these commands that I give you today. When you have crossed the Jordan into the land the Lord your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster. Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

Deuteronomy 27:1-3(MSG)
Moses commanded the leaders of Israel and charged the people: Keep every commandment that I command you today. On the day you cross the Jordan into the land that God, your God, is giving you, erect large stones and coat them with plaster. As soon as you cross over the river, write on the stones all the words of this Revelation so that you’ll enter the land that God, your God, is giving you, that land flowing with milk and honey that God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, promised you.
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“Then Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, “Keep (remember, obey) all the commandments which I am commanding you today. So it shall be on the day when you cross the Jordan to [enter] the land which the Lord your God gives you, that you shall set up for yourself large stones and coat them with plaster (lime, whitewash). You shall write on the stones all the words of this law when you cross over, so that you may go into the land which the Lord your God gives you, a land [of plenty]flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your fathers has promised you.” -AMPLIFIED

This section of the book of Deuteronomy gets into implementing the covenant made between God and the people of Israel. We find Moses once again advising the Israelites that they had best keep all of God’s commands.

Moses then moves on to the need for the people to set up a visual monument as a point of reference of the laws of the Lord their God. This monument would be a constant reminder to them of the covenant that has now officially been made between the Jehovah and the present generation of Israel.

Moses tells the people exactly what they needed to do. “When you cross the Jordan into the land the Eternal your God is giving you, set up some giant stones and whitewash them with lime. Write each word of this law on them when you cross the Jordan to enter the land He is giving you….” Deuteronomy 27:2-3a (VOICE)

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