Deuteronomy 3:2

The Lord said to me, “Do not be afraid of him, for I have handed him over to you with his whole army and his land.  Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.” NIV

It’s safe to say that I have not spent a lot of time reading or thinking about the Old Testament.  Most of what I know about it comes from sermons that I’ve heard, or specific books I might have studied at one time or another, but, to say that I have a good grasp of it would be an overstatement.

It is interesting to me that this story is told over and over and over, why?

I was talking with a dear friend last night who said, “we’re supposed to learn from it.”  She explained that we are supposed to live our lives with an understanding of what is in the Bible, so that we will have a better grasp on things.  We both acknowledged that we probably did not spend enough time with the Old Testament.

So, here I am again, with Moses being admonished not to fear Og, the King of Bashan, who has marched his whole army out to meet the Israelites in battle.  I am thinking that I might need to invest in an exhaustive commentary, so that I will have a better grasp of what is going on here, and/or what I might be learning from it.

I can clearly see this: Moses trusted God.

I will think about that today.

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