What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

Deuteronomy 4:7-8

The law God gave to Israel is still a benchmark for both spiritual and moral codes. All honour to those who teach it to youth, exploring its far-reaching truths given in love. As one has said, all too soon we can reduce observance of ‘The ten Words’ one command at a time – ‘And then there were nine’ . . . Hear Jesus on righteousness in Matthew 6:1-4.

Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 27

Bible in One Year: Luke 23 1-25; Genesis 41; Psalm 32