Sun, 29 Oct|
The Lord's voice, a gentle whisper in his heart, told Moses that this was the fulfillment of the promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The land would belong to their descendants, but Moses would not set foot within it. He would journey no further.
Time & Location
29 Oct 2023, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bronte, 2A Leichhardt St, Bronte NSW 2024, Australia
About the event
1 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, 3 the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. 4 Then the Lord said to him, 'This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.' 5 And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. 6 He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. 7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. 8 The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over
Deuteronomy 34 serves as a powerful conclusion to the Exodus journey and the leadership of Moses. It symbolizes the transition to a new era under the leadership of Joshua, who would lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. Moses' legacy, wisdom, and the covenant he made with the Lord would continue to guide the Israelites on their journey, even though he did not physically enter the land. This chapter is a poignant reflection on the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Israelites.