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Moses' Farewell & Death and Balaam Blesses Israel
Deuteronomy 1-4; 34 and Numbers 22-24
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Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Faithful Moses (Hebrews 11:23-29)
How early in Moses' life did it become apparent that he was chosen by God for a life of faith?
Was Moses blessed with the pleasures and treasures of Pharaoh's home because of faith?
How was Moses' faith revealed through his work as leader of Israel?
What does the last chapter of Moses' books (probably added by Joshua) say about Moses' faith?
Assuming this last chapter was added by Joshua, how did Joshua believe he got his faith?
Moses' Perfect Obedience (Numbers 20:1-13)
How enjoyable was it for Moses to be the leader of God's chosen people?
What kind of help did Moses have to deal with these difficult people?
How well did Moses follow God's instructions?
How did God severely punish Moses for not trusting only in God's word?
Moses Dies (Deuteronomy 34)
What did God command Moses to do when Israel was camped east of the Jordan ready to go in?
How did Moses react to this command to go to his death?
Deuteronomy 34:1, 4-5
Did Moses die from the strenuous mountain climb's effects on an frail old man?
Knowing that he was nearing death, what did Moses feel was most important to do?
Why is this book called Deuteronomy (Second Law)?
Israel's Travels (Deuteronomy 16-8)
What was God's basic message for the Israelites on Mount Sinai?
How long had Israel traveled when they reached Mount Sinai?
How long did Israel stay at Sinai?
How did Israel know it was time to go and where to stop?
What did God want them to do when they left Mount Sinai (Horeb)?
Israel Attacks (Deuteronomy 1:9-46)
What did Moses do before leaving Mount Sinai?
Deuteronomy 1:9, 15
What were the Israelites to do as soon as they arrived in the hill country of the Amorites?
How trusting were the Israelites in God's command to just go in and take the land?
How well did the spies help strengthen their faith and boost their confidence?
How did God respond to this lack of trust?
Would anyone else besides Caleb get to enter the Promised Land?
How did the Israelites react to this punishment?
God Protects Edom, Moab and Ammon (Deuteronomy 2:1-23)
What did the Israelites do after seeing that the Lord would not allow them to take the land?
How did Israel decide when it was time to head back north?
Why did God protect the Edomites from conquest by the Israelites?
How did Edom respond to Israel's request to pass through on the King's Highway?
Numbers 20:14, 17-18, 21
Why did God protect the Moabites from conquest by the Israelites?
Why did God protect the Ammonites from conquest by the Israelites?
How long had passed when Israel reached Moab (Zered brook)?
Israel's First Victories (Deuteronomy 2:24-3:11)
How and why was Israel to capture the land east of the Jordan River?
Who was responsible for the victory over Sihon, king of Heshbon?
Who was responsible for the victory over Og, king of Bashan?
Israel's First Territory (Deuteronomy 3:12-20)
What territory did Israel claim after these two victories?
What did Moses do with this territory?
What commitment did these tribes have to make before Moses gave them this land?
Deuteronomy 3:18, 20
Moses' Last Request (Deuteronomy 3:21-29)
What did Moses want to do more than anything at this time?
How did God respond to this request?
What did Moses tell Joshua?
Moses' Last Words (Deuteronomy 4)
What did Moses want the Israelites to remember?
Why had God done all of this for the Israelites?
Deuteronomy 4:35, 40
Would the Israelites have this land and blessings forever?
How would the Israelites be able to receive and keep this Promised Land?
How were the Israelites to remember all of these things over many years?
Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:6-9
Moab's Concern (Numbers 22:1-20)
How did Moab feel about this huge group of Israelites as neighbors?
How did Balaam respond to the request?
Was Balak good at accepting rejection?
Did the money help?
Numbers 22:18, 20
Balaam's Donkey (Numbers 22:21-41)
How did God feel about Balaam asking again after He had already said no once?
How was Balaam protected from this angel and how did Balaam react to this protection?
How did the donkey feel about this?
How did Balaam finally realize what was happening?
Did Balaam keep going or did he turn back?
Balaam's Oracles (Numbers 23-24)
Did Balaam obey and say only what the Lord directed?
Numbers 23:5, 7-8, 10
How did Balak react to Balaam giving a blessing instead of a curse?
Did Balaam curse the Israelites this time?
Numbers 23:19 (18-24)
How did Balak react this time?
What did Balaam say this third time?
Numbers 24:9b (3-9)
Where did Balak want Balaam to go after this third blessing?
Was Balaam finished?
Numbers 24:14, 17-19
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