Deuteronomy 28-29, Mark 14:54-72 • Key Verse: Deuteronomy 29:29
The Book of Deuteronomy is a covenant-treaty with stipulations, blessings and curses for the
Israelites as they stood on the brink of entering the Promised Land. It describes the way Gods
people were to live in their new land. They had the promises of God’s help, but the future still
was unknown to them.
In Deuteronomy 29:29, Moses told them that the future was unknown to them but known to God.
What they knew is what He had revealed. They had His Word. God had told them what they
needed to know. Now they needed to follow His instructions.
We are so much like Israel. The future is as unknown to us as it was to them. We have God’s
Word and it tells us how we are to live. Our responsibility is to follow His instructions. This
requires us to trust and obey. Demanding to know is not an option because “the secret things
belong to the LORD our God” (v. 29).
Life is always lived on the brink of the future. Our knowledge is severely limited, but we do have
the revelation of God in His Word. So give obedient attention to it as you, like Israel, live on the
As the saying goes, we may not know what the future holds but we know who holds the future.
Ask God for peace in your heart as you look ahead.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett