Week 18: April 30 – May 6

We begin the fifth and final book of the Five Books: the Pentateuch. The book of Deuteronomy is set on the edge of the River Jordan as the people of Israel stand poised to entered the Promised Land. Moses will not enter with them; he sees the promise from afar. But he rises before his beloved and stubborn people as the father, leader, mentor and commander offering his final warnings, wisdom and words of encouragement.

As you read Luke this week, you will meet Moses again at the Mountain of Transfiguration. Moses’ significance to the people of Israel has continued to this day. Faithful Jews still pray the Shema as a cornerstone of their confession of faith:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Deuteronomy 1-16

Psalm 96

Psalm 146

Luke 8-10

1 John

As You Read resource: Deuteronomy


Living in The Story blog for Week 18


Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics, and culture at CharlotteVaughanCoyle.com.