Sat, 2 January 2016
After the previous generation of Hebrews is punished for Kadesh Barnea, the next generation is guided by God to defeat Sihon and Og on the path to the Jordan river. Moses exhorts his people to be faithful to God and to teach their children and grandchildren to continue to be faithful. He warns against idolatry, because like a husband God is jealous for his love Israel, and firmly opposed to the unfaithfulness that graven images are. God will punish those who turn away from him, but He is merciful and faithful, and will return to those who turn towards him again.