We begin our survey of Deuteronomy with an overview of its contents, and some brief observations from throughout the book. Truly, the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, that He might bring them into the land of Canaan.
In Numbers 22-36, Israel is assembled as a camp in the plains of Moab by Jordan and looking at Jericho. The new generation which had survived the wilderness needed instructions concerning the Law of the Lord, before Joshua would lead them over Jordan and into Canaan.
To look into Numbers 11-21, is to see and hear Israel as a murmuring people. They stir up and kindle the Lord's anger against themselves and must wander for 38 years in the wilderness. There is progress, punishment, and protection in the wilderness. God is faithful!
We take a final look at Exodus. Israel as a people is directed by the Lord and God separates them out and unto Himself. Lastly, they are distinguished by the Lord as He sanctifies them, and the Tabernacle is constructed and erected in the wilderness as the second book of the Bible comes to a close.