Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of False Evidence Appearing Real
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Deuteronomy 4:7 and Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Week 11: Day 3

Please watch the second part of A False Evidence Appearing Real today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Deuteronomy 1-2

1:1 This is what Moses said to all of Israel in the Transjordanian wilderness, the arid rift valley opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di Zahab. 2Now it is ordinarily an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by way of Mount Seir. 3However, it was not until the first day of the eleventh month of the fortieth year that Moses addressed the Israelites just as the Lord had instructed him to do. 4This took place after the defeat of King Sihon of the Amorites, whose capital was in Heshbon, and King Og of Bashan, whose capital was in Ashtaroth, specifically in Edrei. 5So it was in the Transjordan, in Moab, that Moses began to deliver these words: 6The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb and said, “You have stayed in the area of this mountain long enough. 7Head out and resume your journey. Enter the Amorite hill country, and all its neighboring areas, including the rift valley, the hill country, the foothills, the Negev, and the coastal plain—all of Canaan and Lebanon as far as the Great River, that is, the Euphrates. 8Look! I have already given the land to you. Go, occupy the territory that I, the Lord, promised to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to their descendants.” 9I also said to you at that time, “I am no longer able to sustain you by myself. 10The Lord your God has increased your population to the point that you are now as numerous as the very stars of the sky. 11Indeed, may the Lord, the God of your ancestors, make you a thousand times more numerous than you are now, blessing you just as he said he would! 12But how can I alone bear up under the burden of your hardship and strife? 13Select wise and practical men, those known among your tribes, whom I may appoint as your leaders.” 14You replied to me that what I had said to you was good. 15So I chose as your tribal leaders wise and well-known men, placing them over you as administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and also as other tribal officials. 16I furthermore admonished your judges at that time that they should pay attention to issues among your fellow citizens and judge fairly, whether between one person and a native Israelite or a resident foreigner. 17They must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing. 18So I instructed you at that time regarding everything you should do. 19Then we left Horeb and passed through all that immense, forbidding wilderness that you saw on the way to the Amorite hill country as the Lord our God had commanded us to do, finally arriving at Kadesh Barnea. 20Then I said to you, “You have come to the Amorite hill country, which the Lord our God is about to give us. 21Look, he has placed the land in front of you! Go up, take possession of it, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, said to do. Do not be afraid or discouraged!” 22So all of you approached me and said, “Let’s send some men ahead of us to scout out the land and bring us back word as to how we should attack it and what the cities are like there.” 23I thought this was a good idea, so I sent twelve men from among you, one from each tribe. 24They left and went up to the hill country, coming to the Eshcol Valley, which they scouted out. 25Then they took some of the produce of the land and carried it back down to us. They also brought a report to us, saying, “The land that the Lord our God is about to give us is good.” 26You were not willing to go up, however, but instead rebelled against the Lord your God. 27You complained among yourselves privately and said, “Because the Lord hates us he brought us from Egypt to deliver us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us! 28What is going to happen to us? Our brothers have drained away our courage by describing people who are more numerous and taller than we are, and great cities whose defenses appear to be as high as heaven itself! Moreover, they said they saw Anakites there.” 29So I responded to you, “Do not be terrified of them! 30The Lord your God is about to go ahead of you; he will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt 31and in the wilderness, where you saw him carrying you along like a man carries his son. This he did everywhere you went until you came to this very place.” 32However, through all this you did not have confidence in the Lord your God, 33who would go before you on the way to find places for you to camp, appearing in a fire at night and in a cloud by day to show you the way you ought to go. 34When the Lord heard you, he became angry and made this vow: 35“Not a single person of this evil generation will see the good land that I promised to give to your ancestors! 36The exception is Caleb son of Jephunneh; he will see it and I will give him and his descendants the territory on which he has walked, because he has wholeheartedly followed me.” 37As for me, the Lord was also angry with me on your account. He said, “You also will not be able to go there. 38However, Joshua son of Nun, your assistant, will go. Encourage him, because he will enable Israel to inherit the land. 39Also, your infants, who you thought would die on the way, and your children, who as yet do not know good from bad, will go there; I will give them the land and they will possess it. 40But as for you, turn back and head for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.” 41Then you responded to me and admitted, “We have sinned against the Lord. We will now go up and fight as the Lord our God has told us to do.” So you each put on your battle gear and prepared to go up to the hill country. 42But the Lord told me: “Tell them this: ‘Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you and you will be defeated by your enemies.’” 43I spoke to you, but you did not listen. Instead you rebelled against the Lord and recklessly went up to the hill country. 44The Amorite inhabitants of that area confronted you and chased you like a swarm of bees, striking you down from Seir as far as Hormah. 45Then you came back and wept before the Lord, but he paid no attention to you whatsoever. 46Therefore, you remained at Kadesh for a long time—indeed, for the full time. 2:1 Then we turned and set out toward the wilderness on the way to the Red Sea just as the Lord told me to do, detouring around Mount Seir for a long time. 2At this point the Lord said to me, 3“You have circled around this mountain long enough; now turn north. 4Instruct these people as follows: ‘You are about to cross the border of your relatives the descendants of Esau, who inhabit Seir. They will be afraid of you, so watch yourselves carefully. 5Do not be hostile toward them, because I am not giving you any of their land, not even a footprint, for I have given Mount Seir as an inheritance for Esau. 6You may purchase food to eat and water to drink from them. 7All along the way I, the Lord your God, have blessed your every effort. I have been attentive to your travels through this great wilderness. These 40 years I have been with you; you have lacked nothing.’” 8So we turned away from our relatives the descendants of Esau, the inhabitants of Seir, turning from the route of the rift valley which comes up from Elat and Ezion Geber, and traveling the way of the wilderness of Moab. 9Then the Lord said to me, “Do not harass Moab and provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land as your territory. This is because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as their possession. 10(The Emites used to live there, a people as powerful, numerous, and tall as the Anakites. 11These people, as well as the Anakites, are also considered Rephaites; the Moabites call them Emites. 12Previously the Horites lived in Seir, but the descendants of Esau dispossessed and destroyed them and settled in their place, just as Israel did to the land it came to possess, the land the Lord gave them.) 13Now, get up and cross the Wadi Zered.” So we did so. 14Now the length of time it took for us to go from Kadesh Barnea to the crossing of Wadi Zered was thirty-eight years, time for all the military men of that generation to die, just as the Lord had vowed to them. 15Indeed, it was the very hand of the Lord that eliminated them from within the camp until they were all gone. 16So it was that after all the military men had been eliminated from the community, 17the Lord said to me, 18“Today you are going to cross the border of Moab, that is, of Ar. 19But when you come close to the Ammonites, do not harass or provoke them because I am not giving you any of the Ammonites’ land as your possession; I have already given it to Lot’s descendants as their possession.” 20(That also is considered to be a land of the Rephaites. The Rephaites lived there originally; the Ammonites call them Zamzummites. 21They are a people as powerful, numerous, and tall as the Anakites. But the Lord destroyed the Rephaites in advance of the Ammonites, so they dispossessed them and settled down in their place. 22This is exactly what he did for the descendants of Esau who lived in Seir when he destroyed the Horites before them so that they could dispossess them and settle in their area to this very day. 23As for the Avvites who lived in settlements as far west as Gaza, Caphtorites who came from Crete destroyed them and settled down in their place.) 24“Get up, make your way across Wadi Arnon. Look, I have already delivered over to you Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land. Go ahead—take it! Engage him in war! 25This very day I will begin to fill all the people of the earth with dread and to terrify them when they hear about you. They will shiver and shake in anticipation of your approach.” 26Then I sent messengers from the Kedemoth wilderness to King Sihon of Heshbon with an offer of peace: 27“Let us pass through your land; we will keep strictly to the roadway. We will not turn aside to the right or the left. 28Sell us food for cash so that we can eat and sell us water to drink. Just allow us to go through on foot, 29just as the descendants of Esau who live at Seir and the Moabites who live in Ar did for us, until we cross the Jordan to the land the Lord our God is giving us.” 30But King Sihon of Heshbon was unwilling to allow us to pass near him because the Lord our God had made him obstinate and stubborn so that he might deliver him over to you this very day. 31The Lord said to me, “Look! I have already begun to give over Sihon and his land to you. Start right now to take his land as your possession.” 32When Sihon and all his troops emerged to encounter us in battle at Jahaz, 33the Lord our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, along with his sons and everyone else. 34At that time we seized all his cities and put every one of them under divine judgment, including even the women and children; we left no survivors. 35We kept only the livestock and plunder from the cities for ourselves. 36From Aroer, which is at the edge of Wadi Arnon (it is the city in the wadi), all the way to Gilead there was not a town able to resist us—the Lord our God gave them all to us. 37However, you did not approach the land of the Ammonites, the Wadi Jabbok, the cities of the hill country, or any place else forbidden by the Lord our God. (NET Bible)

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