Deuteronomy identifies the book's content with Moses: "These are the words in which Moses spoke to all Israel" (1:1). "Moses wrote this law and delivered it to the priests" (31:9) may well refer to his writing of the entire book as well. The Book of Deuteronomy was written around 1440 B.C.
The Lord had promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky.
The Lord your God hath multiplied you and behold ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude The Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are and bless you as he hath promised you.
Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.
Ye shall not fear them for the Lord your God he shall fight for you
He will always be with you.
For the Lord thy God is a merciful God he will not forsake thee neither destroy thee nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
The Lord is God; besides him there is no other.
Unto thee it was shewed that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God there is none else beside him.
The Lord is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
Know therefore that the Lord thy God he is God the faithful God which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.
The strength and courage of the warriors of Israel would come from their confidence that their God was with them and would not forsake them.
Be strong and of a good courage fear not nor be afraid of them for the Lord thy God he it is that doth go with thee he will not fail thee nor forsake thee.
The Lord reminds us that He will not be with us, but will go before us as He knows the only way.
And the Lord he it is that doth go before thee he will be with thee he will not fail thee neither forsake thee fear not neither be dismayed.
God is your refuge with everlasting arms and will thrust out the enemy.
The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee and shall say Destroy them.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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