We are in the last part of our study on Deuteronomy. We don’t only reach the end of Deuteronomy, we also reach the end of the entire Torah–the first five books of the Bible.
Right after Moses gives a long powerful speech about choosing blessing or curse, he gives the awful news: He will not enter the Promised Land because he will die at its doorstep. The hero doesn’t reach the finish line. This is not your standard feel-good movie.
But this is a faithful picture of reality. The Bible does not sugarcoat this fact: Life is difficult.
Here’s the truth: God never designed life to be a vacation but a vocation. God designed life to be a missionary expedition. The key message of Talk 8 is You Have a Mission.