The Lawgiver Urges Obedience

“Moses stresses that, while he has been the spokesman through whom the laws have been delivered, it is God alone who has determined the laws and legislated the nation’s statutes.  Moses reminds the people of the law’s twofold purpose: to bring them into a proper relationship with God, and to regulate their conduct toward orderly and beneficial living.  He is mindful of the need to promulgate the law in future generations and therefore entrusts the parents with the responsibility for teaching the laws to their children. 

Because many of the Israelites are too young to remember, Moses reminds the people that God’s covenant is as much with them as with their parents.”

Read Deuteronomy 4:44-49, Deuteronomy 5:1-5a and 5:22-33 and Deuteronomy chapters 6, 7, 8

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.