Memory Text: And they “all ate the same food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:3, 4, NKJV).
Moses gives the Israelites a history of how God had led them in the past, as they plan on entering the promised land. This history gives us the confidence to know that the God that did it for them in the past can also do it for them now.
Why did the Lord still use Moses mightily despite his flaws?
God used Moses mightily because He had the attitude of interceding for the children of Israel, despite the fact that He was not part of the sin, He pleads that God forgives the sin of the Israelites or His name be blotted out of God’s book.
What does this truly mean to love others?
We can always go to heights in our intercession for others. Even if it means losing something so important to us.
What prophetic significance does Deuteronomy 1:3 imply when it talks about when it mentions the “fortieth year”?
It is evidence that God is trustworthy, What God says He will do He does it and at the time He says He will do it.
What do the words in Deuteronomy 9:11 signify seeing that were being punished by God?
Being that the Israelites were punished for their disobedience to God, God still makes them a thousand times more numerous than they are.
In what other way did God show His graciousness to the Israelites as recorded in the bible despite their need for punishment?
Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness… they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell (Neh. 9:21).
What is significant about the intercessory role Moses played when God made an offer to Moses to make a generation of Him and destroy the Israelites?
Moses made a good point when He told God about how the other nations would take God’s actions on the Israelites when they hear that they were destroyed by God. God wanted the Israelites to be light to the rest of the world and it cannot be possible if Israel is no more, other nations will have a bad testimony of God too.
Why would the Amorites be destroyed when they do not accept the offer made to God?
We have limited information with regard to the full context of these events. However, we have to trust in God despite what we do not fully understand.
There are yet some hard questions for us to answer in Thursday’s lesson because of the limited information. There are many mysteries that remain that way to us, however, we only have to trust in the goodness of God knowing that His ways are not ours. The lesson from the history Moses talks about further builds the trust of the people in God, this is relevant to us today, our confidence is built because of the things we have seen God do in the times past. I pray that we learn to trust in the Lord in Jesus’ name.