Dating the book of judges
None of us is “above the law.” Even Moses, the leader and prophet chosen by God, was required to obey.
The reason that he was not allowed to enter the Promised Land was that he disobeyed the Lord’s clear command (Numbers ).
Because of His atoning work on the cross, we would need no further sacrifices for sin.
Deuteronomy, New International Commentary on the Old Testament by Peter Craigie.Practical Application: The book of Deuteronomy underscores the importance of God’s Word. Although we are no longer under the Old Testament law, we are still responsible to submit to the will of God in our lives.Simple obedience brings blessing, and sin has its own consequences.The foremost among them is the necessity of keeping perfectly the Mosaic Law and the impossibility of doing so.
The endless sacrifices necessary to atone for the sins of the people—who continually transgressed the Law—would find their fulfillment in the final “once for all” sacrifice of Christ (Hebrews ).During the time of His testing in the wilderness, Jesus quoted from the book of Deuteronomy three times (Matthew 4).