Welcome back to our ongoing series about the gospel of each book of the Bible. Our premise is a simple one—what if there was only one book from the Holy Bible, as our sole source of divine Scriptures? What would this one book teach us? What Gospel would we find there?
In this way, we not only find out that all the books in the Bible are useful for edifying and equipping, but we also see the consistent story that is found throughout all Scripture. We see that the Bible is a coherent story of God’s love for us, throughout the different eras, different authors, and different genres of writings.
If Numbers was a strange book because it was a record of censuses, then Deuteronomy is just as strange. The names comes from a translation error, meaning “repetition of the law”, though a more accurate translation of the book’s name would be “copy of the law”. It’s almost The Law Revisited ina way. There is much that is repeated in Deuteronomy that you would find in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.
But don’t let the name or the idea of this book being a repeat encourage you to skip over Deuteronomy. There are powerful and great spiritual truths tucked away in these pages. If you play along with our thought experiment, that Deuteronomy was the only holy book, you would be surprised what it was about God, life following him, and how response to him.
There are 3 things we could learn from a gospel according to Deuteronomy. Continue reading “The Gospel According To Deuteronomy”