Deuteronomy 3

  1. Moses recounts the traveling and the victories the Lord gave to the Israelites toward the promised land. He also recounts the reason why he was forbidden to go over into the land he longed to go.
  2. Application: Moses appeals to the Lord to relent, allowing him to go over into the land of promise. The Lord, however, not only does not relent, but says to Moses that he will hear no more of the matter. The plainness of the language to Moses is impressive to me. I wonder if, when Paul was reflecting on the thorn in his side (2 Cor. 12), I wonder if he was thinking of the scenario of Moses. Of course, I do not know in one direction or the other, but I sure appreciate the plainness of the language.