Chapter 30- In the previous couple of chapters, we were given lists of the horrible things that will happen to the people if they don’t follow God. Here, we are told that if the people repent after being cursed, and return to following God, he will forgive them and bring them back into the promised land.
Yeah, I don’t have a lot to say about this. I guess it’s good that there is the possibility of redemption after the horrible curses. I suspect that the ideas put forth in this chapter play more than a minor role in the struggles in modern day Israel, what with so many different Abrahamic religions all believing in the Old Testament, and all believing that the land is rightfully theirs. (Major oversimplification, I know. But I think the basic idea has some merit.)
Chapter 31- It’s almost time for Moses to die. God has him write down the law, and the people are to read it every seven years to remind themselves of it. God also has Moses write a song and teach it to the people so they will remember their God by singing it. Then Moses transfers leadership to Joshua.
Looks like we’re back into relatively uneventful chapters, so I don’t have much to say about this one either.
We don’t get the words of the song until the next chapter. I guess that’s something to look forward to tomorrow.