Moses commanded the children of Israel to teach the words of the Lord to their children (see Deuteronomy 6:7). As you study Deuteronomy this week, find ways to share what you learn with members of your family.
Deuteronomy 6: Moses proclaims, The Lord our God is one Lord, and, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God—The children of Israel are commanded to teach their children—Moses exhorts them to keep the commandments, testimonies, and statutes of the Lord that they may prosper.
Deuteronomy 7: Israel is to destroy the seven nations of Canaan—Marriages with them are forbidden lest apostasy result—Israel has a mission as a holy and chosen people—The Lord shows mercy unto those who love Him and keep His commandments—He promises to remove sickness from the children of Israel if they obey.
Deuteronomy 8: The Lord tested the children of Israel in the wilderness for forty years—Eating manna taught them that man lives by the word of God—Their clothing did not wear out—The Lord chastened them—If they serve other gods, they will perish.
Deuteronomy 15: Every seven years, all debts are to be released—The people are admonished to care for the poor—Hebrew servants are to be released and given gifts during the seventh year—The firstling males of herds and flocks are the Lord’s.
Deuteronomy 18: How priests are supported—Divination, spiritualism, and the like are abominations—A Prophet (Christ) will arise like unto Moses.
Deuteronomy 29: The children of Israel make a covenant with the Lord under which they will be blessed if they are obedient, and cursed if they are disobedient—If they are disobedient, their land will be as brimstone and salt.
Deuteronomy 30: The scattered Israelites will be gathered from all nations when they remember the covenant—Moses places life or death, blessing or cursing, before the people.
Deuteronomy 34: Moses sees the promised land and is taken by the Lord—Joshua leads Israel—Moses was Israel’s greatest prophet.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “I Want to Live the Gospel,” Children’s Songbook, 148.
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 71: Deuteronomy 1–13
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 72: Deuteronomy 14–26
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 73: Deuteronomy 27–34
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 14: Day 2, Deuteronomy 1–13
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 14: Day 3, Deuteronomy 14–19
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 14: Day 4, Deuteronomy 20–26
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 15: Day 1, Deuteronomy 27–34
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Genesis-2 Samuel: Deuteronomy 1–16: An Exhortation to Obedience, Part 1
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Genesis-2 Samuel: Deuteronomy 17–33: An Exhortation to Obedience, Part 2
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- KnoWhy OTL18A — Did Joshua “Utterly Destroy” the Canaanites?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, May 10, 2018
- KnoWhy OTL17A — What Are the Most Cited, Recited, and Misunderstood Verses in Deuteronomy?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, April 30, 2018
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, “Beware Lest Thou Forget”, Administration, April 7, 2014
- “A Prophet Like Moses” (Deuteronomy 18:15–18) in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, David R. Seely, November 21, 2020
- “See That Ye Are Not Lifted Up”: The Name Zoram and Its Paronomastic Pejoration, Matthew L. Bowen, March 18, 2016
- Prophets and Kings in Lehi’s Jerusalem and Margaret Barker’s Temple Theology, Kevin Christensen, May 3, 2013
Resources on Other Sites
- How is the Use of Deuteronomy in the Book of Mormon Evidence for its Authenticity?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #428, April 27, 2018
- How Could Lehi Offer Sacrifices Outside of Jerusalem?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #9, January 12, 2016
- Beware Lest Thou Forget the Lord, Dean L. Larsen, April 1991 General Conference.
- Deuteronomy 1—16: An Exhortation to Obedience, Part 1, Old Testament Student Manual Genesis–2 Samuel (1980), 214–222.
- Deuteronomy 17—33: An Exhortation to Obedience, Part 2, Old Testament Student Manual Genesis–2 Samuel (1980), 224–233.